Monitored Home Security System: Is It Worth the Cost?

March 14, 2013

Did you know that in 2002, there were 2,151,875 burglaries in the United States? Compared to other countries, the burglary incidents in the United States make up over 26% of the world’s total.

Many people mistakenly believe that the majority of burglaries take place at night. However, according to the FBI, 60% of burglaries take place during the daylight hours. This means that burglars most likely target homes that are left vacant while families are either at work, school or running errands. About 69% of burglar’s actually enter through the front door, usually by damaging or infiltrating the lock. In the majority of cases, it takes a burglar less than 60 seconds to gain entry to a home.

According to statistics, a burglary takes place in the United States every 12 seconds.