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Law Enforcement Rely on Home Security Education to Address Alarming Burglary Spree in Philly


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Even a DIY Security System Can Deter Burglars - Security System NewsThese days, nothing seems to stand in the way of skilled burglars who take advantage of the absence and negligence of homeowners. These criminals steal a wide range of goods and supplement their income the easy way. Modern, advanced is considered a major deterrentto intimidate and ward off perpetrators. However, a proper home security education represents the most efficient crime prevention strategy, enabling owners to identify and avoid security threats effectively and with minimal effort.

Law enforcement representatives from University City and West Philadelphia seem to share this point of view and do all they can to help residents acknowledge the importance of simple preventive measures designed reduce property crime.

Quite recently, a burglary spree detected in West Philly has convinced numerous people to check out some of the best security systems currently available on the market, in an attempt to prevent property damage and financial losses and improve home safety. Surprisingly, it seems that children and adolescents key protagonists in this string of robberies. Police officers have already taken 3 juvenile suspects into custody. In addition, an 11-year old was arrested and charged with burglary last week.

Unfortunately, these are not isolated incidents. As a matter of fact, residential property crimes in the 18th District have witnessed an alarming growth of 13% this year, compared to the previous year, according to representatives from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Keeping your windows and doors locked greatly enhances your safety when you’re dealing with juvenile burglars. For deterring skilled, tech savvy criminals though, it pays to invest in state-of-the-art technology and find the to feel protected in your own environment. In an attempt to raise awareness, authorities have started to hand out informative bulletins in neighborhoods targeted by robbers.

It’s mostly about education. To prevent burglaries, you’re going to have to educate the people. Wherever they see an opportunity, they’re going takeadvantage. . . . If you see a house with about 10 to 15 advertisements in [the door], you know they’re not home,”  stated Captain David Bellamy from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Law enforcement representatives always recommend measures such as thorough home inspections, smart wireless security systems, a guard dog, solid metal or wooden doors, burglar-proof windows and complex lock and key mechanisms as excellent preventive measures, designed to keep residents out of harm’s way in the long term.

This doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to pay for an insanely complex home automation system that can preheat your oven and even enable your home to talk to you via high-end chat interfaces. The simplest, cheapest can turn out to be a great investment, as long as you use it on a daily basis to monitor your property, especially when you’re at work or away on vacation.

Zach Jefferson

Author – Zach has six years under his belt as a marketing manager within the home security industry. He is in charge of keeping site information as accurate as possible, while developing new content ideas for consumers.

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