Are you the proud owner of a new home? Congratulations! Hopefully, you are taking the steps necessary to protect your new investment from crime. According to the F.B.I., In 2013, there were an estimated 1,928,465 burglaries in the United States, and 74% of those burglaries were residences. There once was a time when simply locking your windows and doors was all that was needed to secure your home—but this is no longer the case. We have to approach the idea of home security while covering all bases to truly be protected. Here are some tips to help:
1. Close the curtains and blinds at night.
Leaving the curtains or blinds open at night (whether the lights are on or off), is simply welcoming criminals to take a look at what you have inside.
2. Install motion-activated lights outside.
Motion-activated lights are fairly inexpensive, will deter burglars, and will also help add some extra light to assist your infrared night vision security cameras.
3. Install a Security Camera System.
Install security cameras in your home and outside to protect yourself. If your house is burglarized without cameras, good luck in finding the culprits—however, with security cameras, you may be able to identify the criminals, pinpoint the time of the burglary, and assist the police officers with their investigation.
4. Install a security Alarm system.
The combination of security alarms and security cameras is nearly foolproof in deterring thieves and bringing them to justice.
5. Invest in shatter-safe unbreakable security windows.
This will prevent burglars from entering through what is usually one of the most vulnerable areas in houses- the windows.
6. Get a Best Friend.
Dogs are one of the best alarm systems around. They can detect an intruder long before you can, and the barking will usually scare away an intruder before they even try to break in.
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In a study by Mikael Priks of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, newly installed surveillance cameras in subway stations in Stockholm, Sweden were shown to decrease crime in that area. Cameras were installed in over 80 subway stations in Stockholm and stayed in operation for two years. The overall crime rate in these usually high-crime stations was reduced by 20 percent, and incidences of robbery, drug-related crime and pickpocketing were reduced by 20-40%. What was also found was that crime outside of the stations where there weren’t any cameras was also reduced.
In Baltimore, Maryland, the city placed hundreds of security cameras in the high-crime and downtown areas. These cameras are “actively monitored” by retired police officers. A study done on this surveillance system showed that there has been a reduction of at least 30 incidents of criminal activity per month since installment. According to the Urban Institute, while the city spent a whopping $8 million on the system (installation and maintenance), they have saved over $12 million in criminal justice costs!
Although the success rate of crime reduction in security camera use depends on users actively monitoring the system , the majority of studies about this subject come to the conclusion that camera surveillance is indeed a great tool to prevent crime in public spaces, homes, and businesses.
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