Texans are known for being strong supporters of personal safety when it comes to protecting themselves, their businesses, and their property. As such, Texans want their homes to be as safe as possible. One thing they consider for keeping themselves and their loved ones safe at home is the installation of home security systems to help deter criminal activity on their property. But do home security systems really help to deter crime? It turns out that there’s data that shows that security systems do make a difference.
There are many reasons to have a home security system installed. While the risk of a home invasion varies based on where one lives, the reality is that everyone is at risk to some degree. In Texas, crime rates are higher than national averages, which means there is reason to consider installing a new home security system or upgrading your current system.
Texans are 45% more concerned about property crime than most Americans. Texas crime statistics (as reported by Safewise) show that about 23% of people have experienced property crime within the last 12 months, with package theft being the most commonly experienced crime across the state—21% of Texans have fallen victim to porch pirates in the past year. Larceny-theft is the most prevalent property crime (at 72% of all reported incidents), and burglary comprises 16% of all property crime in the state. The increased concerns about property crime make sense since there is a high rate of such crimes in Texas.
So, what can Texans do to ensure maximum safety for their residences? One key home security solution is the installation of a security system. There are many customizable options, from basic systems with hardwired entry/exit point alarms to systems with glass-break sensors, systems with surveillance cameras to those with motion sensors. Most home security systems can be monitored remotely as well, sending alerts to homeowners and law enforcement when the system is triggered.
Home security systems can help deter or prevent crime. Home security systems make trespassing and break-ins much less likely to occur, helping to you keep your family and your property safe. According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, homes without security systems are 300% more likely to be burglarized than those that have security systems installed. The peace-of-mind from the increased safety makes it worth it for Texans to have a home security system.
Learn more about your home security options by contacting a specialist team of security experts, like Dyezz Surveillance and Security. Based in Austin, Texas, Dyezz Surveillance and Security has been offering security and surveillance system installation and monitoring services for nearly two decades. The skilled security professionals have implemented a variety of effective security solutions for customers across the state of Texas, including El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and stand ready to assist you with all your home security needs. Whether you need a new home security system or an update to an existing one, they can address your home security questions and concerns. For a free quote or to learn more about how the capable team at Dyezz Surveillance and Security can help you, contact them today.
Written by: Erika Mehlhaff
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