Home Security Systems Denver
“Welcome to Denver, capital of Colorado and home to the Denver Zoo and Art Museum. It’s the birthplace of actor Tim Allen and the cheeseburger. This city is also famous for Colfax Avenue, America’s longest running street, and the Western Stock show, the world’s largest rodeo! And have you visited our parks…?”
Any residency or travel brochure for Denver would read something like the above, right? And why not, the city has plenty of good things for all kinds of people; it’s only fair to mention them. But what about the things the brochure didn’t mention, like the dark side of the city?
The figures may shock you. But if you read the following information, you may understand how better to protect yourself and your loved ones in Denver.
Crime in Denver
Denver is one of the most heavily populated cities in the state; therefore it’s understandable why crime is an issue here.
The figures provided by the most recent FBI report in 2013 do not paint a pretty picture:
There were around 13,000 criminal offenses reported in the city.
Among these, 86.4% were property-related crimes. In fact, property crimes are so common that they increased by about 4% from the previous year.
Among property-related crimes, there were 2,290 burglaries which took place. There were also around 500 robberies, with the most targeted location being residences.
Finally, there were 31 arson-related crimes in the past year as well.
So if you’re a resident of Denver, you need to seriously consider the statistics mentioned above.
Fortunately, there’s always a way to protect yourself against crime, even from the comfort of your home. One of the best ways, in fact, is to invest in a home security system.
A home security system comes in a variety of packages and could provide extra services. They may include a burglar alarm, contacts and/or a smoke detector. These systems may also be hard-wired or wireless, and provide monitoring services depending on the company. The technology is usually sophisticated and easy to install, whether you do it yourself or call a professional.
Certain alarms you may want to go for may be motion detectors and occupancy sensors. Motion detectors are designed to detect any unusual activity within its range which may trigger an alarm. In case of occupancy sensors, these are designed to detect, if there’s anyone in the vicinity. This triggers an automatic switch to turn the lights on. The latter may be especially useful if you are fumbling in the dark for the light switch.
Make the Right Choice
Before you rush to get your alarm system, there are some things you may need to consider:
Always get your security system from a company which has been licensed by the state and has had a background check completed from CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation).
Acquire an alarm permit before setting up.
Look into getting a homeowner’s insurance discount and equipment warranty (if provided).
Find out how much a false alarm costs.
Crime doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying life. By setting up a home security system, you may be one step closer to leading a safer life in the city of Denver.
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