Home Security System VS. A Good Lock | SAFE AND SOUND

Home Security System VS. A Good Lock

Did you know the typical timeframe from start to finish for a home invasion, or burglary, is between 90 seconds and 12 minutes, with only 8 to 10 minutes inside the home?

If you are within a one-mile radius of an officer on duty, they would be able to arrive within four minutes, but on average, police response times are typically 10 minutes. This does not include the amount of time spent observing the robber from your home security system and the average time it takes to get a hold of a 911 operator. Besides, some home cameras only serve for one point of entry, the front door, proving that good locks serve as a higher value than some ‘doorbell’ systems.

The Collier County theft, property crime, and breaking/ entering chart ‘busts’ the common myth that home-invasions occur during the night. Surprisingly, most burglaries occur between 10 AM and 3 PM. Many homes are empty during this time while people are at work. Burglars know this and use it to their advantage. However, home invasions can occur any time, day or night.

According to the FBI, 424,886 reported burglaries occurred during the day compared to 255,524 during the night. There were 409,700 that were nonresidential commercial properties (store, office, etc.) but most burglaries occurred at residences. In fact, 3.7 million homes are broken into each year. That's 7 homes every minute! In 2017, there was a total of 2,256,303 offenses nationwide, with an average loss of $2,000 per home invasion.

Your home, yourself, and your belongings should not only feel safe but actually be protected. A recent statistic showed that in the US, there was a total value of stolen property totaling to over $13.5 billion! In Collier County alone, two gentlemen were able to rob several upscale homes in the evening, where they claimed thousands of dollars in cash and material items. The FBI also recorded (2017) that over $2.5 billion worth of stolen property was from currency and jewelry alone.

When it comes to home security systems, you will get notifications about someone at your door or if there is a motion detection on your property. The important thing to realize about these systems is that it does not prevent someone from entering, and thus leading to the importance of investing your money elsewhere. We offer high-quality lock systems for your home, but also think about investing in safes and vaults for your material items. If you have an idea that you can go to your local super-store and buy the safe there, think again. Most safes that are in these types of stores only serve as protection from one source, such as a fire. Weigh in your options because choosing Safe & Sound might have been the key to your safety! So why don’t you check out our website and discover for yourself what the ‘safest’ option is for you!