There are a lot of things we take for granted, things we leave to chance. Unfortunately, one of them is security and home safety. You convince yourself: “What are the chances that my house gets robbed?” After all, you have been living in the same house and in the same community for so long and nothing close to burglary has happened yet. Case closed.
Not so fast. Millions of homes fall to burglars every year. In the United States, burglaries happen every 13 seconds. Despite this alarming statistic, only 14% have a home security system. That’s a really slim number considering that a study by the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation cited how alarm systems deters burglars. Only one in ten burglars would continue an attempt despite the presence of an alarm, the rest would just flee and seek another target. Most of them would not even dare disable an alarm.
Around 60% of burglary victims after the incident never feel safe in their homes again according to a survey by Mirror. It takes months before a level of normalcy is reached; sometimes, never. No one wants to feel this way, especially about their homes, which is supposed to be their sanctuary, the safest place on earth.