Did you know that 9 out of 10 burglaries go unsolved? That is a staggering number considering a burglary takes place in the United States every 18 seconds. This means in just one hour there will be 200 burglaries and only 20 of those burglaries will be solved. Why do so many go unsolved? Protect America says “Many burglaries remain open cases because there is simple a lack of evidence to draw from.” So how does a security system help the police do their jobs?
Caught in the Act
Security systems have improved over the years and there are many security systems that you can access from your phone. Many security systems will also alert you if there is movement around you house and you can notify the police if you do not recognize the person. This new technology allows policemen the chance to catch criminals in the act and will make solving the case exponentially easier.
Clues and Evidence
Even if the police are not able to arrive to the scene while the burglar is still there, the security camera footage gives policemen an advantage. Many burglaries go unsolved because of lack of evidence. However, with a recorded video feed police will have a better idea of who they are looking for. Even if the criminal’s face is concealed, they can narrow down suspects by knowing the gender, height, weight, general build etc., which can help them find the burglar.
News Travels Fast
News travels fast and in this case, it’s a good thing. If criminals are aware that a house has a security system and they are more likely to be caught, they won’t risk it. 83% of criminals look to see if there is a security system and if there is, they won’t break into the home. Having security systems on multiple houses will deter a burglar and they will move onto a neighborhood that is easier to target where they are less likely to be caught.