Home Security Systems Tucson

Tucson, AZ, is ranked on USA Today’s 10-Best: Bike-friendly cities. Tucson has approximately 630 miles of striped bike paths, over 100 miles of residential bike routes and more than 300 miles of mountain biking trails. One of the sunniest cities in the United States, Tucson is surrounded by five beautiful mountain ranges, in addition to exotic wildlife, multi-ethnic culture and a rich history.

All sounds pretty good?

But while you’re out enjoying the many splendors of the city, who’s watching your house? You’re all set for your day out in the park with the family, but is your house ready too?

Home Protection in the Optics Valley

A home security system is your first line of defense against any potential intruders. There are many home security systems available in the market and getting your head around the idea of buying one can be over-whelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are the few basics that you need to know.

There are two types of home security systems: wired and wireless. A wired system requires more effort in terms of installation but is generally considered more reliable since it is not battery dependent. As for wireless systems, they are fairly easy to install and upgrade whenever required. They also typically cost more than hardwired systems.

Once you have finalized the type of system, the next thing you need to consider is the number of sensors and detectors your home needs. Consider the following questions:

  • What are the possible entry points that could give access to burglars?

  • What would an intruder want to steal?

  • What places is he likely to look into first?

Answering these questions will enable you to devise a security equipment purchase list, customized to the needs of your home.

Why do you need a home security system in Tucson?

If you are not sure about why you need a security system in Tucson, let the numbers do the talking:

  • There were a total of 4,957 reported cases of burglary in Tucson in 2013. (Tucson Police Department)

  • 2013 saw a total of 2,190 motor vehicle thefts.  (Tucson Police Department)

  • There is a 1 in 20 chance of you becoming a victim of property crime in Tucson, as compared to the 1 in 28 probability in the rest of Arizona. (Neighborhood Scout)

  • Tucson has 132 crimes per square mile, which is way higher than the rest of the state (34) and even the national median of 39.3. (Neighborhood Scout)

  • Tucson is only safer than 6% of the cities in the US. (Neighborhood Scout)

You may, fortunately, have not become a part of Tucson’s crime statistics yet. Nevertheless, do not risk the safety of your loved ones and your hard earned possessions.  It is a terrible feeling, realizing you’ve been robbed. And that’s not the end of it; burglaries have often resulted in serious assaults and even murder. You can never be too careful with the security of your home and family.


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