The latest statistics according to the Home Owners Association of America, reveals that personal residencies without security systems are 300% more likely to experience a home break-in or home invasion in the very near future. This statistic is lessened in gated communities but even in those semi-secured environments, many burglaries occur to homes not secured by a security system. Criminals are aware that only 30% of homes in the United States have some type of security system and less are professionally monitored. This has become a cash-cow treasure trove and its heightened activity is seen by law enforcement as not abating anytime soon. The influx of ‘do it yourself” home security systems being sold nationwide has many homeowners trying to take matters into their own hands but security systems are only as good as the monitoring that is taking place to report a break-in or breach in the security shield. According to security industry analysts, these home security systems sold on the internet and in big box stores are a marginal attempt to secure valuables and can give a homeowner a false sense of security. Nothing can take the place of a professional design, installed and monitored commercial grade security product to thwart break-ins and truly secure what you hold precious.
How Burglars Target High-End Homes and are they Properly Protected?
Crooks are very efficient at identifying what homes have professional security systems installed and when is the best time to break-in to affect a successful burglary. Below are some telltale signs your home might be coming under attack from these unscrupulous customers.
- Homes for Sale- Open house events can open your home to crooks posing as potential buyers actually scouting out your property for security alarm systems vulnerabilities. Burglars have even been known to be brazen enough to schedule appointments with real estate agents giving them the opportunity to identify if the home has a security shield. Even couples might pose as buyers and the potential of stealing items while viewing your home is a real threat.
- Advance Scouts- Some burglars might work within a network of accomplices such as gardeners, maids, babysitters, pet sitters, etc. These assets can provide insider information about the valuable’s crooks seek to obtain in a burglary. These inside assets may even assist the burglary by turning off alarm systems, disabling security measures, opening doors, windows or possibly assisting in the break-in itself.
- Power outages- During strong storms, hurricanes, and natural disasters burglars might have an advanced list of high-end residential targets where security systems might easily be breached if electricity is turned off.
- Rural Targets– For many wealthy home builders, it has become very fashionable to buy large tracks of land and build outside the city centers. Most burglaries take place within suburban and inner-city areas, but rural high-end residential home is attractive targets because of logistics and extended length of time it takes police to respond to activated alarms. Are these rural habitats generally equipped with security alarm systems or do these homeowners believe they are immune to home invasions and break-ins because of where these dwellings are.? These are bad assumptions because any property worth protecting is a vulnerable target.
Why Consider ESI as your Most Trusted Security Source?
ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. is a high-end residential and commercial security alarm company with offices in Jacksonville Florida. Our professionally staffed monitoring centers are active 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. We pride ourselves on being the most advanced, cost-effective security company in Florida. 40 years of continuous state-of-the-art security service featuring design, installation, repair and renovation for home, office, commercial property, governmental facility, and industrial complexes. ESI’s security shields can include alarm systems for fire, water, intrusion, and theft. With access control, silent and panic alarm, gate operating security, and video surveillance, our wireless alarm service can protect everything for home and office. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation in-home security consultation at 904-388-3975. Visit our website @ GetEsi.Com for a complete list of our products, qualifications, and services. You will be glad you did.