Halloween is here! Which means it is time for horror movies, haunted houses, trick or treating, creepy costumes, and more. While Halloween festivities can be scary, they are mostly all for fun. What should send shivers down your spine is the real threat of burglaries and crime that can affect your home and family. Here are some home security facts that will be sure to spook you:
- Not having a security system is scarier than you might think. Homes without an alarm system are three times more likely to be burglarized. 60% of burglars have said they will avoid a house that has a security system installed. With a professionally installed burglar alarm, you will receive alarm company signs and window stickers that will give burglars goosebumps.
- Unlike vampires, burglars are not afraid of daylight. Most home burglaries happen between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when homeowners are most likely to be at work. Video monitoring allows you to keep an eye on your home while you are away using the Alarm.com app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. In the app, you can watch live video and receive alerts and clips when motion is detected.
- Not all burglars need a “trick” to enter your home. 1/3 of them enter through an unlocked window or door. With a smart lock, you can make sure that your door is locked from wherever you are. Set up a geo-fence to receive reminders about an unlocked door when you have already left home.
Don’t let these statistics haunt you. With home alarm monitoring from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, you can be at ease knowing your home is protected. If you are interested in installing a residential security system, contact us to schedule a free consultation.