Common Home Security MythsBy Home Security Source Aug 3 , 2009 | 11:25:00 amPosted in: Family, Home
Myth: My neighborhood is nice, calm, and safe. I will never be the victim of a home burglary or break in.
Truth: Burglaries can happen anytime, anyplace, and in any neighborhood. Did you know that over half of robberies happen during daylight hours?
Myth: Programming the controller and maintenance of the home security system is complicated.
Truth: If you can use a cell phone or a computer, you can use the simple and easy-to-use system keypad. Many systems on the market even notify the user when batteries need to be replaced, or if service is necessary.
Myth: My neighbors are home all day and will see or hear the thieves.
Truth: No neighborhood watch group is able to monitor your home 24 hours a day. In most cases they are ill-equipped to respond, which puts them in harm’s way as well.
Myth: If burglars really want to get into my home, they will.
Truth: In most cases a thief is looking to get in and get out in as little time as possible. Obstacles—even small ones like shrubs or lights—can make your home a less attractive mark for a criminal.
Myth: The system won't work if my phone lines are cut, or if I lose power.
Truth: Most modern alarm systems are equipped with sophisticated battery and cellular backup systems that kick in right away if your power or phone connection fail. Plus, the level of technology in home security systems is increasing every year.
Myth: My home is not a target for intrusion.
Truth: An unguarded house can always be a target for a burglar. In fact, homes without security systems are about 3 times more likely to be broken into than homes with systems in place. Don’t let your family be at risk—a home security system gives you the power to protect your loved ones.
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