Do you have a family? Do you live in a detached home? Congratulations. It also means that you are among the most likely Americans to be targeted by burglars. You can also increase your chances of being burglarized if you live in one of those houses that is located at the center of the block, because it is more difficult to notice suspicious activities when people are breaking into these houses.
So if any of the houses or situations above describe your situation, you should probably take a few steps toward protecting your home. Protecting your home is not something that you can do on your own. Yes, you might have a gun at home, but you are not home at all times.
That being said, the vast majority of burglaries, which is to say somewhere around 87 percent are categorized as being preventable. That is to say that the homeowner probably could have stopped the burglary from happening if he or she so desired. This might involve setting up a residential security system.
But this is just one of the ways to protect your home. Types of security systems for homes are diverse, not just in who provides them but also in their capabilities. Some of them have gates or doors that latch. Others have motion detecting lasers. Others connect to the police department or at least some sort of security monitoring system.
You can also contribute to protecting your home if you are familiar with just a few facts. For one thing, you should know that if your house is burglarized, there is approximately a 56 chance that the burglar is white and a 31 percent chance that the burglar was Hispanic. Statistically, it is also likely that the burglar is someone who lives within two miles of you.
If your house is burglarized, it can be stressful, even frightening. But it can serve as an opportunity to learn. If you have not already implemented the safety conditions already mentioned, you should probably consider implementing them the moment that you see that broken glass. Helpful sites.