Unfortunately, crime is on the rise in many areas of the country. Over 2 million burglaries occur every year - not to mention the potential harm to personal safety. Many experts point to the nation's current economic troubles and dramatic rise in unemployment as leading indicators for a continued rise in the crime rate.
Protecting your home is vitally important to the protection of your property and family. Properly placed exterior lighting and good dead bolts can help reduce your odds of being a victim - but unfortunately, an experienced criminal can generally get through nearly all locks within 60 seconds. As a result, most experts suggest investing in a home security system - preferably one that is monitored by a live service for the utmost protection.
Statistics show that the majority of criminals will choose a home without a security system and bypass those better protected. When you consider the discount you can receive from your home owners insurance company for having a monitored system, then the total cost to you for monitoring is very small.