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Home Security Myths Everyone Should Know About

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Myths can be dangerous, especially when they affect the security of your home and loved ones.

Therefore, please take a few moments to discover five of the most dangerous myths that can put you, your family, and your home at risk for burglary.

HOME SECURITY MYTH #1 – My home is safer because crime rates have decreased

Fact: Despite the nation’s crime rates dropping over the last 10 to 20 years, many areas and neighborhoods have unfortunately experienced a significant increase in home burglaries.  And, the typical value of goods stolen from homes has almost doubled from 1994.

HOME SECURITY MYTH #2 – My home in the suburbs is safer because there are fewer criminals here

Fact: The reality is that most home burglaries are committed by a person who generally lives within 1 to 2 miles of your home.

HOME SECURITY MYTH #3 – My jewelry is secured in a safe, so I have nothing to worry about

Fact: Today, robbers aren’t just looking for jewelry. Electronic devices, computers, and home appliances are often targeted by burglars. Furthermore, most burglars seek to steal items that are easy to conceal, such as iPhones, iPads, etc.

HOME SECURITY MYTH #4 – I’m home during the evening and night, so I don’t have to worry about burglars

Fact: Burglars are smarter than you think. While you’d think burglars will only target your home during the night (when it’s dark), burglars take advantage of daylight hours when the family is away from home, typically between 10 AM and 3PM.

HOME SECURITY MYTH #5 – If my home was burglarized while I’m here, then I can respond fast enough to stop it

Fact: The fact is that most burglars are in and out of your home in about 9 to 10 minutes. Therefore, it’s best to have a home security system with monitoring that alerts the local police upon the burglar’s entry.


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