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Whether you are a business needing to protect your office and your employees, or a home owner needing to protect your loved ones, we have the solution for you. With no long-term contracts and same-day service, we are ready to provide the security and service that you need.

Burglary Statistics

75% of all burglaries occur in residential areas. In 2012 the FBI received reports on approximately 2.1 million home burglaries. That amounts to about one burglary every 15 seconds. And keep in mind that is reported crimes. How many home burglaries occur that are never reported? Sixty percent of burglaries reported were committed by forcible entry, the most common entry point; the front door, followed by the back door and ground floor windows. Although most burglaries occur during daylight hours when burglars expect the home to be empty, in 28% of the reported burglaries, a homeowner was on the premises.

The Costs of Burglary vs. the Cost of Security Monitoring

It is estimated that every home broken into looses approximately $2,200 in cash, property, or other valuables. Add to this the repair bills for damage done during forcible entry. Can you place a value on the loss to your “Peace of Mind?” What about the time off work for repairmen, police reports, and maybe court appearances? And have you thought that replacing that which was stolen may not be that easy. Thieves are interested in money and jewelry for sure, but more and more thefts have electronics as the target. Can you replace the contents on your laptop? What about the photos from your recent vacation or family reunion? Do you have family heirlooms in your home that could never be replaced? Will your Home Owner Insurance premiums increase if you have reported a burglary? Although having someone monitor your security system 24/7 is not free (only $19.95/Month with us), the cost of a burglary is much higher than the cost of monitoring.

The Benefit of Home Monitoring in Reducing Burglary - What do Burglars Say

Dr Joseph Kuhns from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte conducted a survey of 422 inmates across the three states of Kentucky, Ohio, and North Carolina. 83% of the offenders indicated that they looked for the presence of an alarm system as they reconnoitered a potential burglary site. 60% indicated that the presence of an alarm would cause them to seek another target.

Security Essentials of Lexington over and above Burglary Protection

Deterring crime is only one of the benefits Security Essentials offers. Other services we offer include:

  • Smoke and Heat Detection-Smoke Alarms are great for alerting a family of fire, but home security systems are an even earlier warning system. Home monitoring ystems can detect smoke and heat in the home and contact the proper authorities.
  • Carbon Monoxide Monitoring- Carbon Monoxide is odorless and colorless and can be released from gas ranges, stoves, and heating systems. Stand alone alarms are available or they can be integrated into our security system.
  • Medical Alert and Panic Buttons-Medical Alert pendants can be included in your security system allowing your loved ones to call for help following a fall or in a medical crisis.
  • Commercial HD Security Camera Systems-We offer surveillance camera systems for entryways and for internal monitoring. Do you need to keep an eye on employee theft? We have the solutions for you.

Whether it is essential to the safety and security of your home or business, or essential to your happiness, health, and well-being, Security Essentials can design the package that is right for you. Serving Kentucky, we are your residential and commercial experts in Home Security and Monitoring Systems. Call today for a free estimate 859-273-2873.

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