Burglaries happen every day—about 4,520, to be exact. With more than 1.6 million homes burglarized each year, it’s completely natural to worry about the odds of someone breaking into your home. Taking security measures seriously can help you avoid becoming just another home break-in statistic.
The total cost of home burglaries
The toll that a burglary takes on victims goes beyond the loss of money and valuables. The experience of being burgled can be traumatic for some, causing long-term anxiety and loss of peace of mind. In some cases, when burglars are interrupted, the incident can even be life-threatening.
Victims of home robbery also have to deal with the added time and stress it takes to work with insurance companies, the recovery of important documents (like social security cards and birth certificates), the sentimental loss of heirloom jewelry, repairing structural damage to the house and furniture, and more.
Often, no matter the extent of your losses, the thief walks away with your sense of security and peace of mind.
Ask people who’ve experienced a break-in, and most of them will tell you that the most devastating part of the incident was the realization of how easily they can be victimized (and the ongoing fear that it can happen again). People also tend to ask themselves what might’ve happened if their spouse were home or if their kids had come home early from school that day.
These are important and very valid questions considering that 25% of burglaries that are interrupted become violent.
How to lower your chances of being burglarized
Don’t wait to be victimized to take security seriously. Put measures in place that are proven to deter trespassers and criminal activity. Installing security cameras in and around your home is one of the best methods for preventing home burglaries. The mere presence of security cameras alone is often enough to cause burglars to walk the other way—and if it doesn’t, you’ll have a recording to help police officers find and prosecute the culprit.
Wireless camera systems allow you to check in on your home whenever from where ever. They will also alert you to suspicious activity so that you can call the police and notify your family members and neighbors immediately.
Install a home security system
If you’ve recently moved into a new home or want to beef up security in your current home, call Maryland Security Professionals today. Our team consists of retired cops and security experts who know exactly what robbers are looking for when choosing to break into your home. We’ll perform a free security audit and provide you with a strategic home surveillance camera plan customized to your needs and budget. Don’t let yourself become an easy target; call the professionals today.