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How Home Security Systems Can Lead To Lower Crime Rates

Calgary Custom Security Solutions

The most essential reason to invest in a home automation security system is to deter crime on your property. According to a report by the Electronic Security Association, 9 out of 10 potential burglars stated that if they encountered a home security system, they would not attack the home.

In fact, the results of a Greenwich Study of Residential Security indicated that homes without security systems such as IP cameras and alarms were more than twice as likely to be subject to a burglary.

That is why, in addition to security measures such as strong locks on your doors and windows, a custom home security system is the most effective way of keeping your house, family and belongings safe.

Alarm Monitoring Systems & Crime Rate

A comprehensive 5 year study of police data done at Rutgers University has found that a home security system which includes a burglar alarm significantly decreases crime.

The results indicated that an installed burglar alarm makes a home much less attractive to potential intruders and protects your house without displacing the thefts to nearby homes, decreasing crime in the community as a whole.

IP Surveillance Cameras & Crime Rate

IP surveillance cameras are digital video cameras used for surveillance and can send and receive information via a network or the internet. These cameras play a key role in any home security system by preventing crime and apprehending burglars.

A recent study done by a researcher at the University of North Carolina found that nearly 60% of burglars take into consideration the presence of surveillance cameras when selecting a target and more than 40% said that it was a major deterring factor.

IP surveillance cameras can be set up and used in private residences, small businesses and even large corporations. Some of their benefits include:

  • Remote accessibility
  • High image quality
  • Can be tailored to fit your unique home security needs
  • Can be installed indoors and outdoors
  • Allows you to easily access, view and scan video data

Building a Smart Home: Calgary Home Automation

Home automation refers to the electronic control of household appliances and activity including your home security system, IP surveillance cameras as well as your lighting and heating systems. This can be done remotely through your smartphone or tablet.

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A home automation system will drastically reduce the risk of your home being targeted by a potential burglar as it allows you to:

  • Remotely watch CCTV footage of your home from your smartphone
  • Remotely lock your windows, doors and garage
  • Program your lights to flash on and off when you go on holiday
  • Receive e-mails, phone calls or text messages from your alarm system if there is suspicious activity outside your home
Read More: Building a Smart Home From Your Smart Phone

Want to learn more?

To learn more about our custom security solutions, as well as the costs and benefits of IP cameras, alarm systems and home automation, contact our Calgary office today at (403)-291-9311


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