At the end of a long, stressful day, you return to your house or apartment, happy to finally be home. However, your home — as well as the possessions you keep there — may be at greater risk than you realize. Did you know that about 2.5 million burglaries are committed every year? That works out to an average of 10,100 burglaries per day, every day.
Furthermore, about two-thirds of those are residential break-ins — so any house can become a target. The majority of burglaries happen between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., when people are less likely to be at home, and the average break-in takes less time than you might realize — just eight to ten minutes.
Obviously, no one wants to be the victim of a crime. Even a minor burglary can cost you peace of mind, not to mention money; the average burglary loss is $2,416. Statistics suggest that over the next 20 years, three in four homes are likely to be broken into, yet most homes lack any kind of security system. (more…)