Category: Burglars and Crime

How Companies Sell Alarm Systems

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As alarm system technology expands to increase your safety and convenience, more companies – and types of companies – are competing for your business. It’s an interesting time for the traditional alarm providers, some of whom have yet to realize the benefits of adding interactive features, video, and smart home automation to basic services like…

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How to Prevent Package Thefts

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The holidays have come and gone: only a few discarded trees still linger on the curb in our Washington, DC neighborhood. But while many of us may still savor memories of family gatherings and thoughtful gifts, there is one unfortunate aspect of the holiday season that remains an issue throughout the year: door package theft….

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Why Frontpoint is In the Business

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In a perfect world, there would be no burglaries. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. According to the FBI, there were an estimated 1,928,465 burglaries in the U.S. in 2013. That’s one every 16.4 seconds! However, while that’s a very high figure, the good news is that the number of burglaries is…

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Burglar Alarm Works, Scares Off Intruder in Wichita, Kansas

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We know it makes sense to have a monitored burglar alarm. For one thing, research conducted by Rutgers University has shown that your home has only one third the chance of being targeted as compared to your unprotected neighbor. We also know from extensive interviews with convicted burglars that they try to avoid home with…

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Watch Out for these Burglary Trends in 2014

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Good news: burglary is trending downward. According to the FBI, in 2012, there was a 3.7 percent decrease in burglaries since 2011. And preliminary 2013 data indicates that property crimes – burglaries, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft – decreased by 5.4 percent. This is great news, but unfortunately, it’s also a silver lining to a…

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