Your home security system is only as strong as the technology behind it. It’s important to stay up to date with technology and change your system as new products become available. If your current system has one or more problems, it might be time to update that old obsolete system. According to Alarm System Report, over 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year and, on average, a burglary of a home in the U.S. occurs every 13 seconds – or about four burglaries a minute, 240 an hour, and nearly 6,000 a day.
Both homeowners and renters need to consider these statistics when it comes to protecting their families, roommates, and possessions. One potential deterrent to home burglaries is a home security system, which, according to statistics, does influence whether a burglary will be successful. One major weakness of landline-based home security is the physical connection itself. With a landline system, an enterprising burglar could search for your phone connection and cut it prior to breaking and entering. This would prevent any distress signal from being sent to the monitoring station!