Killeen Locksmith Pro’s is a leading full-service locksmith company in Killeen Texas. We also provide home security services to the residents of the city. Here, we take a quick look at Killeen Home Security Facts 2017.
#1: There were about 11 murders in Killeen in 2016. Typically, there are 10 to 20 murders in the city every year. Often these murders happen when burglars and home owners get into a confrontation. Violent crime has risen by 8% to 10% in the city. That’s why it is important to have your old and worn out locks replaced and front and back entrances fortified by a residential locksmith in Killeen.
#2: The burglary rate in Killeen is relatively high. But it would be churlish to blame Killeen for that, as the burglary rate in the rest of the country is quite high as well. There’s a burglary every 18 seconds in the United States. So you have 200 burglaries every hour, or 4,800 a day. These are stunning figures.
#3: A report that was performed by the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina found that about 60% burglars who ended up in prison said that whether a home had a home security system was one of the factors they took into account when planning a burglary. Homes that have yard signs and window stickers that alert potential burglars about the presence of a home security system are less likely to be burglarized.
#4: A vast majority of the burglaries in Killeen take place between 10 am and 3 pm as that’s when most homeowners are at work or school and there is no on in the house. Daylight burglaries are much more common than nighttime burglaries for this reason. One thing you can do to prevent this is to hire us to install motion-activated home security cameras.
#5: Most burglaries in Killeen take 10 minutes or less. Burglars normally look for homes that are easy to target and never spend too much time in the house. They get what they want quickly and take off as soon as possible before getting noticed. To prevent burglars from making a quick entry, fortify your front and back entrances and secure your garage door and windows.
#6: Most break-in attempts in Killeen are attempted by burglars that live close by, within 2 miles of the targeted home. Burglars only strike when they are familiar with the surroundings and know the best escape points in case they were to get noticed. They check for signs such as newspapers piling up at the entrance to deduce that the homeowners are on a vacation.
#7: 30% of burglars enter the house through an unlocked door or window. First floor doors and windows are neglected by homeowners, and often left unlocked; which is why they are favored by burglars. Also, 34% of burglaries take place through the front door. The only way to prevent this is to make sure all doors and windows are locked at all times.