Facts That You Should Know About Burglaries

Security Facts:

1.  About 30% of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door

2. The highest percentage if burglaries occur during the summer months.

3. Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into

4. Renters are just as likely to be the victims of property crime as homeowners

5. Nearly 66% of all burglars are residential (home) break-ins.

6. There are 2 million home burglaries are reported each year just only in the US.

7. In the United States, a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds.

8. Only 17% of the homes in United States have a security systems

9. 2,500 plus cars stolen each day, it’s almost 2 cars a minute

10. Police usually only clear 13% of all reported burglaries due to lack of witnesses or physical evidence.

11 . February is the least frequent month for home break-ins

12. 38% of all assaults occur during home invation

13. 60% of all reported rapes occurs during a home invation

14. Statistics show that 80% of all break-ins are through a door. Doors with low visibility from the street and neighbors are particularly vulnerable.

15. Homes on a corner lot are more likely to be burglarized

16. If your home has had a burglary, the odds of being burglarized again dramatically increase.



How Secom Can Protect Your Home From Theft

Meet George, his family had a terrible ordeal with their new home in NSW. Their house was ransacked when they had a vacation. Over 10,000 USD worth of goods was stolen. They recently employed Secom to deploy security measures.

In this article, we will discuss how Secom Security identified the security gaps within his home. We will touch in depth how to address these gaps. Our aim is to show you how the company can help you avoid similar incidents like this.


* George became complacent with security. There was no history of burglary within his neighborhood. He thought it was safe and did not invest in security camera or alarm

* He thought his dogs were enough to fend off the thieves. He thought that the barking sounds will alert will the neighbors and will call the police to protect his property.

* The burglar broke into his window and used the front door to move the stolen items. Nobody witnessed the theft.

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The Assessment of Secom

Like many Australians are vulnerable and have gaps similar to George. Just because a neighborhood has no history of burglary does not mean it is totally safe. Theft can occur anytime. It can happen to both rich and poor neighborhoods. Burglary is a crime of opportunity, if the burglar saw that owners are complacent they will not hesitate and exploit it. Continue reading “How Secom Can Protect Your Home From Theft”

Wired or Wireless? Ideal Home Security Systems

Wired or wireless home security, which is better? This is a frequently asked question by our clients when they explore installing these systems for their homes. Each solution has their own advantages, it really depends on the structure and requirement of your homes.

In this article, we will discuss the benefit of each system. We will discuss the conditions on when it is ideal to deploy a particular system for your residence.

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Difference between wired and wireless

Both wired and wireless system has a control panel to control all the sensors of your home. These systems have the capability to connect with the outside world.

The main difference between the two is how the sensors connect to the control panel. Wired connection utilizes wires hidden beside walls and floors. Most of them connect to the outside world using a landline/cellular phone. You can use category 5 or UTP cables.

Wireless, on the other hand, using WIFI or IR connections. There are no visible wires required. The control panel can be connected to a landline or mobile phones. Continue reading “Wired or Wireless? Ideal Home Security Systems”

How to Increase the Sale of your Property by Presenting it as Secure

Whether you are a real estate agent or a leasor, we all know that a selling property can be challenging. Sellers need to find ways to address the core needs of prospective clients. One of the core needs of buyers is a safe location.

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In this article, we will discuss steps on how to present your property as secure. We will discuss tips on creating the appearance of security: making it appear utilized, deploying home security camera systems and etc. Our hope is to help your prospects have peace of mind and avail your property. Continue reading “How to Increase the Sale of your Property by Presenting it as Secure”