Despite what many people believe, residential burglaries often occur during the day. Unfortunately, it’s a scene that is played out across the country on a daily basis. With a home break-in taking place every 18 seconds or so, it makes sense to take precautions to keep your home secure.
Burglars are always on the lookout for an easy mark, whether it’s in the city, suburbs or rural area. It’s good practice to get into the habit of making sure all doors and windows are kept locked. This goes for your vehicles, garage and other out buildings as well. Delco Alarm offers a full line of home automation systems, including the Alarm.com line of cameras. These cameras can be integrated into the Alarm.com home automation app, giving you all of the features of a smart home controlled from any smartphone.
Despite what many people think, burglaries often occur during the day, when many people are at work or school. Oftentimes a burglar will knock on the front door to make sure the house is empty before going to a rear or side door and forcing their way inside. Sometimes, a forced entry is not needed. An open window or unlocked door is an open invitation to a criminal. They are more likely to think twice about stealing your items if they have to waste time and effort breaking into your home. If you remember you forgot to lock the doors after you’ve left home, a smart home system gives you the ability to lockup from wherever you are located.
BURGLARS KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING
Most burglars know where to look for valuables. The first place they generally go is the master bedroom. Hiding jewelry and credit cards at the bottom of your sock drawer doesn’t fool them. Experienced burglars also grab pillowcases to help them carry expensive, small items such as cameras, laptops, tablet computers, and jewelry. Leaving valuables near a window with open curtains is also a mistake. Burglars like when they know where the good stuff is located. If a getaway vehicle is parked nearby, it may only take burglars five minutes to steal thousands of dollars’ worth of
Burglars Are Deterred by Security Systems
An alarm system does more than merely alert the police if someone unlawfully enters your home—it can prevent a crime. An alarm system sticker on your window warns potential burglars that your home is protected, and the loud noise that your alarm makes if the code is not entered can send burglars running out the door before they get a chance to snatch any of your items. Most criminals, however, will bypass a home with a security system. Delco Alarm Systems can outfit your home with a state-of-the-art security system to help deter burglars and alert the authorities should there be a break-in. To learn more about our products, call us today at 610-494-9100.