Geoff Williams, writer for U.S. News & World Report, shows an overview on the status of property crimes in the country today:
Homeowners have plenty of reasons to be afraid these days. A few weeks ago, there was that story about a bear rambling into the sunroom of a Florida home and falling asleep. Wildfires over the summer have threatened thousands of homes in the west. In 2011, there were an estimated 9 million property crimes – everything from burglaries to car thefts – in the United States, according to the most recent statistics from the FBI.
Of course, none of this is new. A hundred years ago, people were worried about keeping their homes safe. “Perhaps a burglar or a fire has not invaded your home, but if they should, they would get all of your money and valuables,” warned a 1913 newspaper ad, touting the benefits of using the Merchants & Farmers Bank in Spartanburg, SC. What has changed over the last 100 years, of course, is how people protect their homes.
These kinds of scenarios may be all too familiar to residents of Memphis, TN. City-Data.com rated how dangerous the city is compared to the eight nearest cities, tagging it at 786. The only city that eclipsed this number is West Memphis at 1,228. Although the city police has every power to eradicate criminal activity, homeowners may have trouble reaching the authorities when panic overpowers logical thinking. This is why you should be more proactive in safeguarding your property, which can begin with setting up home security systems in Memphis, TN.
Recent events may drive the demand for home security technology to communities far from the site of a tragedy. The key is to make the home a safe haven for your family in spite of the crimes happening within the community. However, the threat to your home is not always fully external; fires that come about as a result of wiring or negligence is an example – and smoke is a telltale sign. Fortunately, security companies are willing to address your concerns and determine the proper technology needed to keep your home risk-free.
When the safety of your family and your property is at stake, you should ensure that you have the most adequate protective solutions. Memphis, TN security systems providers like Frase Protection will work with you to achieve that peace of mind. It may even work in helping reduce your insurance premiums by a significant amount.
(From The Cost of Keeping Your Home Safe, U.S. News & World Report, Published September 9, 2013)