Home Security Systems Orlando

Life in ‘The City Beautiful’ is considered ideal for many reasons. Home to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, among other resorts, the city is an extremely popular tourist destination, so much so that it also known as the Theme Park Capital of the World. Economically the city is abuzz with activity: Orlando is listed as the number one city for job growth (Forbes), and also offers an amazing shopping experience in one of the biggest malls in the state, the Florida Mall.

However, everything might not be fun and laughter in Orlando, as this city has its fair share of crime. Check out the following numbers.



Crime in the Theme Park Capital

Residents should be aware of the kind of dangers they may face in Orlando. For a brief rundown of the city’s crime statistics, consider the following figures:

  • There were 8,115 property-related crimes in 2013.
  • Property-related crimes accounted for 87.6% of all crimes in 2013, which is more than the figures reported the previous year (86.1% in 2012).
  • There were 1,848 burglaries and 253 robberies in 2013. (FBI)

There are also some areas in Orlando that residents may wish to avoid. Some of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods in the city are located on the west side of Interstate 4 downtown (Pine Hills and Carver Shores) Tangelo Park and the Orange Blossom Trail. Serious crimes such as robberies, drug dealing and gang wars are common here. (AOL Travel)

Protection for Your Family

One of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones is by installing a home security system. There are various kinds of systems available in the market, but what you need to know is that they could be easily installed, either by yourself or by a professional. These could be hard-wired or wireless depending on your preference. Companies also offer monitoring services so as to guarantee your safety around the clock.

You could also get various accessories with your home security system. Some of these may include:

  • Surveillance Cameras – also known as CCTV cameras, they are designed to provide live video feed.
  • Smoke Detectors – Designed to detect smoke, these are installed to prevent damage caused by home fires.
  • Panic Buttons – so that you may silently call for help in case of emergencies.
  • Ceiling Pull Cord Alarm – this is a long, adjustable chord which sets off the alarm when pulled.
  • Warning Signs – these include camera stickers, yard signs or system window stickers to deter and discourage burglars.

How to Select Your Home Security Company

There are various home security providers in Orlando, but in order to find the best ones there are some things you need to know.

  • First of all, the company should be licensed by the state. Ask the company representative to provide you with the company’s license number. All Florida licenses begin with the letter “E”. Also ask the company representative if the company’s workforce has been certified through the Alarm System Agent Law and if all representatives have been cleared with a criminal background check.
  • Next, you could compare the packages being offered by the different companies and ask to get a written quote of what their package offers in detail. Also make sure that a training session is included in order to avoid future false alarms.
  • Finally, do check with your insurance company to see if you qualify for a homeowner’s discounts after installing the system. (Alarm Association of Florida)

The city of Orlando may provide its residents with a quality standard of life, but it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that your life is also safe. With a home security system installed, you know that it’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

Population Violent Crime Robbery Aggravated Assault
253,2382,3165731,600
BurglaryLarceny TheftMurderProperty Crime
3,48511,9841716,489
*Source: fbi.gov
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