Home Alarm Systems: Facts to Consider

Written by Beth Kavy, Safeguard Security & Surveillance, Inc.

If you still have any doubts about whether or not your home or family could benefit from a home alarm system take a look at some of the following facts:

  • Approximately every twenty seconds a home fire is reported.
  • House fires are the third leading cause of fatal home injury in the nation.
  • Each year fires kill more people in the United States than all natural disasters combined.
  • 39% of residential fires and 52% of residential fatalities from fires occur in homes with no smoke alarms.
  • 70% of all burglaries occur in residential properties.
  • Every 14.5 seconds a robbery is reported.
  • Most burglaries take place between 10am and 3pm€“ when the majority of homeowners are at work.
  • 8% of robberies are committed with a gun according to the FBI’€™s crime statistics.
  • The majority of burglars gain entry to the home via the front door, back door and first floor windows.
  • FBI crime statistics state that during 60% of reported burglaries, someone was at home.
  • Only 13% of reported burglaries are solved by the police.
  • Only 15% of property that is stolen in burglaries is ever recovered by the police.
  • Approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths between 2005 and 2009 were the result of fires in homes without smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

About SAFEGUARD Security & Surveillance, Inc. SAFEGUARD Security & Surveillance secures commercial and residential applications with state of the art equipment installed and serviced by some of the most highly trained technicians in the industry. Our service features Rapid Response Monitoring, a second to second monitoring system used by only the finest alarm companies, as well as the latest in surveillance and camera technology, card access, and fire systems. We offer a variety of products and services to help protect the homes and businesses of our clients. We will help you choose the right products at the right price, and provide you with the value-added services and expertise to bring it all together. “We are part of an alarm network that is protecting more than 175,000 customers throughout New England, The Carolinas, and Florida since 1988.

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9 comments on “Home Alarm Systems: Facts to Consider
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