In a surprising study, researchers found that repeat burglaries happen 17% of the time. Meaning that a burglar will target a home more than once for a break in. If you’ve been robbed recently, you have a very high likelihood of being targeted again. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help protect your home, so you don’t have to experience repeat burglaries.
Why Do Criminals Target The Same Homes?
You’d think that a burglar would only target a home once for burglary. Sadly, criminals are smart and they know that once you’ve filed a claim with your homeowner’s insurance, you’ll replace everything that was stolen. This means you’ll have a bunch of brand new high value items like appliances, electronics, and jewelry. These new items make a second robbery very appealing because they’ll make even more money the second time around.
Criminals Have The In
Another key reason why burglars will target the same homes more than once is because they know how to break in. They know exactly how to enter your home easily without detection or notice. They know where you keep all your high value items, so they can steal them quickly. They also know how to get everything out of your home without being noticed. This makes coming back to your home very tempting.
How A Security System Can Help
Knowing the statistics on repeat burglaries can be very emotionally taxing on your family. 81% of burglary victims experience post traumatic stress (PTSD) after a robbery. They experience a range of emotions including fear of being in the home, shame they didn’t do more to prevent the robbery, and grief over lost sentimental items. Coping with these emotions can be very difficult, especially knowing you could be targeted again. One of the best ways to help you feel safe in your home again is with a robust security system. A security system complete with alarms and sensors to notify you when someone is breaking in and a direct line to law enforcement will give you peace of mind and help you heal from PTSD.
Why You Should Implement Security Cameras
The issue of repeat burglaries doesn’t just highlight the need for a new security system. It also highlights why it is so important to have security cameras in your home. Security cameras will record the criminals, helping you provide law enforcement with the evidence they need to identify, catch, and convict the criminal targeting your home. With them safely behind bars, your family can sleep safely at night.
At Supercircuits we understand the toll that robbery takes on a family and with so many homes being targeted repeatedly, it can be really scary. That is why we pride ourselves on designing and implementing the most technologically-advanced, robust security systems to help ensure that you are never victimized again. Give us a call today and we’ll help walk you through the process and find a system that will keep you and your family safe.