It’s a no-brainer, even for would-be thieves, that a home or business with no security system in place is an easier target than one with security equipment and warning decals displayed. A study by the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice found that not only did residential burglar alarm systems deter crime for the home in question, they also deterred crime for other surrounding homes. Burglars are looking for an easy mark – adding a security system puts one more barrier in their way.
You’ve heard the classic question about a tree falling in a forest with no one around to hear it. Now consider this: if an alarm goes off, but there’s no one listening for it, does it make any difference? Monitored security systems work better than non-monitored alarms because there is someone watching 24/7 to respond quickly in case of an incident. Many people like the idea of monitoring their own alarms, but as soon as they are away from their cell phone, it’s as if they didn’t have a system.
We all know that there are things we ought to be doing to make our properties more secure, but it’s easy to put off implementing those ideas until tomorrow. However, once you’ve taken the important step of hiring a professional security company, it’s good motivation to take those other steps as well. After all, if you’re spending the money on an alarm company, it doesn’t make sense to leave your or business unlocked or put a key under the mat. At Secure Pacific, we’ll even help you take those steps. Check out our blog post on OPSEC (Operations Security) for ideas on improving your home’s safety.
A verified security system can help you reduce losses due to theft. When you have a verified security system, authorities are notified quickly of any potential break-in. What’s more, because the dispatch is coming from an operator with proof of suspect activity, police respond quickly. So far in 2013, Secure Pacific has helped apprehend 20 individuals – that’s a lot of theft stopped before it even begins.
If thieves do happen to steal any items from your home or business, a video security system can help police in the recovery process. Often, verified security companies can provide video footage of suspected thieves or of the missing items. In this incident of theft from construction sites, for example, thieves were apprehended and valuable tools and equipment were recovered.
Want to know more about how Secure Pacific’s verified response security system can keep you and your valuables safe? Read through some of our success stories and see for yourself how our security equipment provides real-world benefits for real people like you.