It is extremely heartbreaking to hear from families when they reach out to us to assist in providing their homes with home security measures. It’s heartbreaking because 40% of these calls occur after the family’s home has been burglarized. These families often feel violated, overexposed, and vulnerable. We hear it time and time again. ‘How did this happen?’ ‘Why were we a target?’ ‘How could we have prevented this from happening?’ The pain and cost associated with experiencing a home invasion/robbery could be avoided if households arm themselves with knowledge about what is available to defend their homes against criminals.
There were 27,450 residential robberies and burglaries committed in Arizona in 2015 with 41.6% of burglaries occurring between 6AM and 6PM. This means that criminals are bold and with try to target your home when they think no one is home. These criminals are watching your home, they waiting for you to lower your defenses, and they are targeting the defenseless. According to a study conducted by UNC Charlotte, 83% of the burglars from the study “said they would attempt to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target” (Alarm.org). The presence of a security system is the first line of defense against burglars. For those 40% that aren’t deterred so easily, you need to be ready.