Home security has experienced a recent transformation for residential homeowners. Now, no longer do they have to rely on third-party companies for their security measures, but can now completely customize their preferences and technology to suit their needs to bring them total peace of mind.
Whether you’re starting from scratch, or want to update your existing security system, the time has never been better to do so. Take a look at the following statistics from the FBI’s annual Crime in the United States study:
- In 2016, there were an estimated 7,919,035 property crimes committed nationwide. While burglaries dropped 4.6% from the year prior, motor vehicle thefts rose 7.4%.
- In the same year, property crimes victims suffered losses estimated around $15.6 billion.
No matter where you live, you and your valuables have the potential to be targeted, so it’s important for you to get in front of the issue to create the safest environment for your home possible. The easiest, most cost-effective ways to do so is by installing home security measures.
Burglars Avoid Houses With Home Security
Part of the reason for the decline in property crimes in the United States have, in fact, been attributed to the increased amount of home security systems implemented by homeowners. While any security precautions are advised, there are certainly differences in quality of what you get.
According to a report conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, about 60% of convicted burglars stated the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home.
Preventative Tip: A monitored home security system can help reduce the chances of becoming a home burglary victim. If placed in prominent locations around the home, accompanied by other home security technology, your home will not be seen as an easy target.
Brighter is Better
Without a doubt, the brighter the points of entry to your home, the less chance it will be an enticing candidate for a burglary. Through top-of-the-line products such as Control4 Lighting and Lutron Dimmers and Lighting, Digital Sky A/V can help ensure that there are no dark areas of your home that would be vulnerable to entry.
Similarly, burglars “case” homes in neighborhoods to determine whether the homeowner is home or not. While many still believe the majority of home burglaries occur in the nighttime, in fact, they mostly take place during the day (while homeowners are at work) or they will wait until you are on vacation. How do they know you’ll be gone for long periods of time? They monitor the light patterns in your home to see if you’re moving around from room to room. If all the lights are off, or if only one light stays on for a long period of time, they can determine that nobody is home and make your house a target.
Through the high-tech combination of home automation and home security, Digital Sky A/V can help you set “scenes” within your home that can mirror light patterns of a person at home. For example, through our one-touch peace of mind security settings, you can have your living room lights on for a couple hours in the morning and switch off, then a bedroom lamp turns on for an hour, and so on. To an outsider, it can look like someone is in the home moving about!
Trust the Professionals to Keep Your Home Safe
At Digital Sky A/V, we have a Home Security Team who has been professionally-trained to evaluate your current home security system, or property requiring first-time security installation, in order to make the best recommendations to keep your Dallas, Fort Worth, or DFW metroplex home safe, They will create a customized security plan for you that includes both the elements we recommend and those you want to create the best solution possible for you and your family.
Digital Sky A/V ensures your DFW area home security system features the following:
- High-Quality Images
- Date & Time Stamped Recordings
- Plate Readers
- Motion-Activated or Continuous Feed Video
- Mobile-enabled Systems
- Monitor-From-Anywhere Accessibility
Don’t wait until it’s too late to install a home security system within your home. Find the best home security systems in Dallas and the surrounding DFW area with Digital Sky A/V. Contact us today for more information.