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Security is always seen as too much until the day it’s not enough.

— William H. Webster, former FBI Director

The Cost of Having A Home Security System Saves in the End
Don’t we believe that bad things like home burglaries happen to our neighbors but not to us? Burglaries happen to everyone. Understanding criminal behavior will help you stay a step ahead of them. There are a lot of things you can do to protect your home and family to make your house safer and more secure. Taking security preventative measures make it less likely for burglars to target your home.
Cost of Not Having A Home Security System
Although burglary rates are declining, by the numbers, burglary costs us a lot. According to Policy Advice and the Bureau of Justice, burglary financial loss is high and can be devastating to the average person, not to mention the cost of mental health and peace of mind.
  • In 2019 alone, US victims of home invasion/burglary offenses suffered estimated personal property losses of $2.9 billion.
  • The average value of property taken during burglaries is about $2,600.
Burglary Statistics
We updated our burglary research statistics and found key insights involving burglaries in the U.S. Knowing how burglaries occur can help your awareness of how to protect your home and family.
    • There are 2.5 million burglaries annually in the United States. (FBI)
    • A break-in occurs every 25.7 seconds in the US, 3,300 per day. (FBI)
    • Break ins are 6% more likely to occur during the day between 6am and 6pm while people are at work or running errands (
    • The average home invasion lasts between 8 to 10 minutes. (Science Daily)
    • 83%of would-be burglars check for the presence of an alarm system before attempting a break-in. (FBI)
    • 17.2% of people do not lock their front doors while at their home, despite the front door being the access point for 34% of burglars. (The Zebra)
    • 65% of burglars are already well-acquainted with the people they rob. (Policy Advice)
    • One out of every three house burglary victims is a repeat victim. (Reolink)
Home Security System is Home Protection

3 times more likelyCalifornia Metro Patrol high recommends protecting your home with a home security system. We partner with San Marino Security Systems, a first-class security company that provides superior security systems. After installation, our officers monitor the systems alarms and are able to respond more quickly than local law enforcement.

Home security systems and their costs vary depending on your home, property, number of entry/exits, windows, and more. It also depends on how simple or layered you need your system to be. Despite the affordability and DIY of home security technology only 17% of US citizens have security systems in their homes. (Deep Sentinel)

Why Home Security Systems Help?
Investing in home security systems makes your home less of a target for criminals and has many benefits. Three are:
  • Deterrence: The visual presence of a home security system alone can make burglars seek out another target. Keeping at least one camera visible is often enough.
  • Sound the Alarm: The alarm sound of your security system could prevent a burglary from entering your home further. Alarms decrease the time burglars have to find and steal anything.
  • Video Evidence: Surveillance cameras with a video function gives you  footage to share with local authorities to help find the culprit.
Investing in Peace of Mind is Worth the Cost
DIY smart home-types of security systems often fill the need for home security. These systems can be as simple or robust as you require. But if you want comprehensive protection against burglary and other crime and a peace of mind that someone is protecting you, then consider a private security company. While your property can be replaced and the financial loss can be devastating; but think about things that can’t be replaced – this alone may justify the cost of home security systems and services.
Security companies offer a wide range of services that when put together properly, gives you security, as well as a deterrent to other issues such as vandalism, mail theft, etc. Using random patrols in professionally identifiable vehicles with uniformed security officers are all layers of security that keeps your home and family safe.

Let CMP Mitigate Any Loss Before It Happens

A home security system gives you peace of mind and decreases the chance of your home falling victim to a burglar. We base our security service on a Layered Security approach so criminals avoid your home rather than risk entering one that’s well-protected. 

Give us a call at 888-788-0813 or click here to request a no-obligation quote today. We look forward to working with you to assess your property and customize a security systems to fit your needs.

What is Burglary Versus Home Invasion?

Burglary is a very specific property crime. Burglary occurs when a person unlawfully enters a structure with the intent to commit a separate felony or theft. A felony includes crimes such as murder, robbery, rape, assault, or sometimes credit card fraud. Burglary is often referred to as “breaking and entering” although there is no requirement to physically break anything upon entry. Burglary can occur in any structure, including a business, or even an airplane. Home invasion is the act of breaking into an occupied residence

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