Common Home Invasion Misconceptions

If you have a home and a family, you have no doubt given some thought to the possibility of a home invasion. Naturally, you want a reliable home security system to protect your home. You should be aware that there are some common burglary myths many people subscribe to that are not entirely accurate. For your peace of mind and your safety, here are the facts about burglary and your home.

Facts and Myths About Burglary

MYTH: Burglaries only happen at night.

FACT: While most of us who worry about burglaries lie awake waiting for something to go bump in the night, it may interest you to learn that most burglaries happen between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. The point of a burglary is to invade the house when no one is around, and at night, people are almost always home — even if they are sleeping. Criminals targeting your home are much more likely to wait until you are away on vacation or at work and then walk right in during the day, when the home is empty.

MYTH: Only rich people get their homes broken into.

FACT: While criminals do break into the homes of the rich, criminals are less likely to break into wealthy homes. They are often far from their base of operations and are likely to have the best security systems and the fastest police response, as opposed to middle-class homes, which are usually closer and easier targets.

MYTH: Criminals don’t care if you have a burglar alarm or not.

FACT: Although sophisticated criminals may be able to get around common burglar alarm systems, more sophisticated security solutions — especially those that include video surveillance and monitoring — are highly effective at stopping invasions. In fact, burglars who can see video cameras mounted to a home’s exterior may well not attempt to approach that home at all.

MYTH: As long as you have a secure back door, you are safe.

FACT: Less than 25 percent of home invaders get in through the back door. Remember that most savvy burglars take the time to make sure no one is around when they break in, meaning there is no need to sneak in through the back, and the front door is usually the easiest target. That’s another reason why video cameras and 24/7 monitoring are so effective. They’re like having someone around and watching your house all the time.

MYTH: My watchdog can protect me from intruders.

FACT: One tranquilizer-laden treat is all it takes to “disarm” your canine security system. The surest way to protect your home is with a state-of-the-art home security alarm system.

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