February 16, 2016

Protecting Your Homes From Break-Ins

canvasDid you know that every 15 seconds a home in the United States is burglarized? That’s why it’s essential to secure your home and protect your family against break-ins. For a more secure home read these common myths about burglaries and get the facts to protect your home:

Myth: Burglars break in through discreet areas, like the back of the house.

Fact: Securing the back of your house is important, as first floor windows and the back door are among the top targets for burglars. But shockingly, the most common point of entry for home burglaries happens to be through the front door . Install deadbolts on the front door and any exterior doors, as they are harder to pick. Put strong locks on glass doors and lock-up whenever you leave the house. The garage is another common area for burglar access – don’t share your garage door code with others, and don’t leave the garage door opener in your car – it’s a quick way for thieves to gain access to your home.

Myth: Most burglaries happen at night.

Fact: Most burglaries actually occur during the day while homeowners are away from home and at work. Locking doors before you go to bed may be a common practice, but ensure your home is also secure during daylight hours too.

Myth: If you’re running out for a few minutes, it’s okay to leave your door unlocked — no burglar could get in and out that fast.

Fact: Burglars are faster than you think. The average burglar spends only a few minutes in your home. So, lock the door no matter how soon you’re planning to be back. Burglars can also make fast work because they know common hiding places – the key under the doormat, the jewelry in the master bedroom. Leave your spare key with a neighbor and consider putting valuables in a safe.

Myth: You don’t need a home alarm system if you live in a safe area with a low crime rate.

Fact: Even if you live in a relatively safe neighborhood, homes without security systems are 2 to 3 times more likely to be broken into, says the Better Business Bureau , yet few U.S. homes are armed with one. According to the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation , 74% of burglaries are prevented by having an alarm in place, and can go a long way in protecting your home and giving you added peace of mind.

We have been helping to protect homes and business in the Rochester area since 2006. John Romero, owner of Keystone Security Systems, has been working in the security industry for more than 25 years and has NFPA and Life Safety expertise. John has designed, serviced and installed security systems in most sectors, including commercial, residential, industrial, government and education. Keystone Security System is certified, licensed and locally-owned and operated business.

Unlike many security companies, when you secure you home or business with Keystone, you own your security system. No misleading costly pay-as-you-go forever for your “free” system installation. Just honest pricing and local service from a company right here in Rochester.

All of our installations are personally supervised by John and follow all standards and codes—no substandard components, no unknown subcontractors…just personal service and a sincere commitment to taking care of each of our client’s unique safety and security needs.