If you are unlucky enough to be robbed once, how likely is your home to be burglarized again?
That’s a question on the minds of many homeowners. Some want to play the odds, thinking that if they’ve already been burglarized, the likelihood of another incident is slim to none.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that if you’ve suffered a home break-in once, it’s more likely to happen to you again in the future. In fact, a Canadian study cited on this blog revealed you are 12 times more likely to have a repeat break-in within one month than the expected rate.
If you think about it you’ll see why.
The conditions that attracted a burglar to your home probably still exist after the original break-in. They now know the layout of your home. They know how to get in and out successfully.
And best of all to a thief – you’ve probably replaced all of the stuff they stole the first time. That means this time they get to steal new stuff – not used items.
ABC News in Philadelphia has a video of burglars striking the same home twice.
The answer is clear. If you want to protect your home against repeated break-ins, install a monitored home security system. It’s your best defense against criminal activity.
If you have questions about a wireless home security system for your home, contact the home security experts at My Alarm Center. Call us at 1-855-334-6562.