The first thing you probably want to ask about home security systems, and rightfully so, is whether it can really protect you against intruders in the event of a break-in. What is the burglar alarm system going to do exactly? Will it just sound an alarm, link you to the police, alert your family?
The latest crime statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed that there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the US in 2015, nearly 20% was attributed to burglary. Whether or not a reliable home security system is necessary is already answered, as several studies present the correlation between having an alarm system and lowering the risk of falling victims to intruders. (more…)