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4 Burglary Prevention Myths You Might Believe


Find Out How Custom Home Security Helps You Combat the Real Threats

Preventing theft often tops our clients’ list of reasons for installing custom home security services. Even in high-end neighborhoods around Franklin, TN, you can never be too safe. In fact, luxury communities sometimes present even more risks, as you’ll learn later.

We have heard too many false perceptions of what burglary prevention entails, and some criminals are preying on resident’s naivete. We at Symspire want to help you set the record straight, so you can optimally protect your family. We’ll debunk four ubiquitous burglary prevention myths for good in this article. Which of these ideas have you believed until now? Keep reading to find out!

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Thieves Only Come Out at Night

Unlike ghouls and goblins and all the spooky things that we mention this time of year, thieves aren’t strictly nocturnal. TV and movies seem to show burglaries unfold when everyone is sound asleep. This depiction couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, burglars feel more comfortable entering your home when they feel no one is there to catch them. Can you see why the upcoming holidays and vacation days pose an additional security threat?

We recommend adding a full set of defenses against them, including remote monitoring, an alarm system, smart locks and staffed monitoring.

They Usually Enter Through Your Windows

When you think of a break-in, again, you recall scenes from media: Cue glass shattering dramatically as the thief jumps through a large window. However, burglars more frequently enter through your doors, especially a front or garage door. Assume every entryway is vulnerable, and guard them with smart locks, sensors and strategic surveillance camera placement.

Burglars Only Strikes Once

Many people assume that if their house gets burglarized once, the thief won’t come back. However, thieves often return to your home after a few weeks so that you’ve had time to replace your belongings.

According to an article in the Crime Science Journal, 33 percent of home invasions in the United States were repeat burglaries. If you’ve experienced a break-in recently, please take action soon to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

A Nice Neighborhood or Association Will Protect You

Did you know that the average break-in takes less than ten minutes? That’s usually not enough time for your homeowner’s association to call law enforcement. For the ultimate burglary protection, we recommend professional monitoring, backed by 24/7 operators who respond instantly whenever your alarm is set off. Our emergency management experts can get responders immediately dispatched to your home.

It’s also worth noting that merely living in a high-end area will not shield you. Offenders often target those areas because they know that residents likely have more expensive valuables to steal.

Contact Us Today!

Now you know the truth about burglary prevention. Did we mention any opportunities above where your home could use a security boost?
We’d love to start building a custom home security system that can reinforce your protection with alarms, cameras, sensors and more. Contact one of our specialists at 615-332-0093 or by chatting live with us below to initiate your hassle-free, no-charge consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!

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