Home Security Systems Omaha

Omaha, home to the College World Series, one of the friendliest cities in the US (where it is ok to talk to strangers) where the music scene is one the best and most diverse in the country, where Reuben was invented and is now enjoyed all over the world, where the highest number of Fortune 500 companies than any other city in the US are based, where ice cream is a big deal and where football is a religion, and where life, is fun and exciting.

Sounds familiar? Your life in Omaha in a nutshell? Life in city of Omaha is indeed good. But have you ever wondered about the other side of the coin? The not-so-perfect side? If you haven’t, then it’s about time you do. And here’s why: [All Neighborhood Scout figures]

  • Omaha is only safer than 8% of the cities in the US

  • The chances of you becoming a victim of violent crime in Omaha are more than twice as much as those in Nebraska

  • In terms of murder, rape, robbery and assaults (rates per 1000), Omaha crime rates are higher than the national crime rates

  • There is a 1 in 22 chance of you becoming a victim of property crime in Omaha, as compared to the 1 in 36 for Nebraska

  • The rate per 1000 for theft in Omaha is 31.39, considerably higher than the national average of 19.59

  • The crimes per square mile for Omaha are at a shocking 163, compared to the 39.3 national median and 21 for Nebraska

So what now? How do you protect yourself against these statistics?


Protecting your home in Omaha

You may not be able to help the entire city; however, you could start by helping yourself. And a home alarm system is a good place to start as any. People tend to hesitate since installing a home alarm and then paying the recurring monthly fees associated with it, sounds like a lot of money. Here’s the good news.  You have another option: DIY alarms. The main difference here will be that you get to install the system yourself, and no company will be monitoring your home.

DIY alarms are relatively less expensive. They are mostly not hardwired to your main electrical system, making them portable and easier to upgrade. In addition, many such alarm systems offer an online monitoring feature and cell phone alerts.

On the other hand, add-ons for this sort of a system could be expensive. They do not come with many warranties or support systems. Repairs and installation are your own responsibility, and there is no direct connection to the Police. You will need to call 911 to get help.


Home Security Companies in Omaha

Omaha has a total of 85 home security providers (Angie’s List). Before selecting your company, make sure that it is registered under the Omaha Municipal Code section 25-20. Being registered will give you a certain amount of quality assurance. In addition, look for a company that offers good customer service and warranties for its products. You will need these both when something goes wrong with your alarm system.

In any case, before you finalize your alarm company, make sure you read the purchase agreement thoroughly and discuss every aspect of it with the company’s representative.


Population Violent Crime Robbery Aggravated Assault
BurglaryLarceny TheftMurderProperty Crime
*Source: fbi.gov
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