Recent statistics show that for every 100,000 people in the U.
, 750 of them will eventually be victimized by a burglar and most of them will not have any alarms installed prior to that event.
Since the recession started in the latter part of 2008, it is estimated that a burglary occurs once every twelve seconds, hence the growing popularity of burglar alarms.
Even more interesting is the fact that many a burglar today has become quite brazen and will break into a home during daylight hours even when people are in the home.
Well over 60% of all burglaries are occurring during this part of the day.
So the time of day or night that burglaries occur is now irrelevant.
What is important is that a large portion of these crimes may not have occurred if burglar alarms had been installed in the first place.
The above statistics should give you enough reasons to consider any one of the numerous alarms that are now available.
Burglar alarms are either directly wired (hard-wired) into your home's electrical supply or they are wireless.
There are 4 primary reasons for installing wireless alarms versus hard-wired ones: First and foremost, burglar alarms, whether hard-wired or wireless, will deter a burglar in most cases, but hard-wired systems can be deactivated by cutting exposed wires if there are any visible to the criminal.
Secondly, for renters, wireless systems are better because there is never any damage to ceilings, floors, or walls when you are installing them as well as not having any exposed wires.
Additionally, this makes them transportable, so when you move, you can take these burglar alarms with you wherever you relocate to.
Third, one of the biggest benefits of a wireless system is the ease of installation as well as how quickly you can have them operating and protecting your home.
As there no wires to run through walls, installation can be done in as little as an hour.
Finally, wireless burglar alarms can be just as elaborate or as simple as you want them to be, just like with hard-wired systems.
The simplest of these home security systems will handle 6 to 8 zones in the home while the more elaborate can handle up to 32.