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5 Surprising Home Security Facts

Home Security Facts Calgary

How likely is it that an intruder will break into your home? 32,000 times in Canada last year.

That number is even more startling when you find out that one-quarter of those robberies involve an additional violation, like an assault.

That shocking fact is just one aspect of burglaries that you should be aware of. One of the best things you can do to keep your home and family safe is to stay informed. When deciding on a home security system, consider these five things:

Most burglars--around 60 percent--use forcible entry to get into a home. Forcible entries mean they find a way into an entrance that was already locked. But, surprisingly, 30 percent manage to find an unlocked door or window to gain entry into your home. Always check that you lock all windows and doors before you leave your house and at night.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology found in a study that burglars go out of their way to find out if a house has an alarm system before trying to break into a home. In another study, most convicted burglars said that they would purposely pass on homes with security systems. If they did hear an alarm go off, burglars reported they would rather leave the home immediately than stay on the premises.

⅓ of burglars will come in through the front door. A weak or hollow door can be an easy entry point for burglars. If your home still has an older door or one that’s hollow, trade it in for a new solid wood or steel entry door. Also, remember to turn on your security system as you leave through your new door.

Rather than having a wired security system, consider using a wireless home security system instead. Nearly 25 percent of intruders said they cut telephone or alarm wires prior to breaking into the house. A wireless home security system would solve this problem because intruders can’t cut wires that don’t exist. Also, wireless technology is more affordable than you might realize.

Burglars will often trespass into the same home more than once. This is because now they know where to find all your precious belongings. If you have one break-in, you should make it a priority to get a home security system to prevent another one from happening in the future.

Be proactive.  Secure your Home.  Call Frontline Security today at 403-291-9311.

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