2023 Florida Home Security Tips

Florida’s total crime volume declined 8.3%, or 38,524 fewer recorded index offenses, in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the 2021 Annual Uniform Crime Report. This is an outstanding 50-year low.

There were 44,207 burglary offenses reported in this report. This equates to 8,602 fewer burglaries than in 2020 (-15.1%). Of these incidents, 46% were reported as Forced Entry, 45% as No Forced Entry and 9% as Attempted Entry. Authorities claim that home security systems and cameras are responsible for this development; these systems dissuade criminals from committing property crimes and assist in identifying felons so that they can be held accountable for their actions.

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Property crime, as defined by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, comprises burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Crime rates differ based on the city. For example, according to populationu.com, the 5 most unsafe cities in terms of property crime statistics are Miami Beach, followed by Orlando, Ocala, and Daytona Beach in that order. Sanford, a city in Central Florida, is ranked 15th on the list.

Burglary is a type of property crime that any of us could experience. Better safe than sorry,
don’t wait until you’ve been burgled to install a home security system to safeguard your home.

What is the most common entry point for burglars?

Burglars most frequently enter through unlocked or open doors and windows or even by kicking open your front door or by simply using a key they found “hidden” around the entry of the house. Secure your doors and windows with good locks, such as 1-inch throw deadbolts, and reinforce sliding doors, blocking them with a bar in the door track or adding locks to the bottom and top.

Install alarm systems. We recommend including stalling sensors at your home’s entry points that will trigger your security alarms. A loud decibel alarm can deter an invader even before the police arrive. You should also consider installing a home video system that will enable you to use your cameras remotely from a smartphone.

What time of the day do most burglaries occur?

Most residential robberies occur during the day, when you are more likely to be out of your house. You can have a monitored video surveillance, which includes central station operators who can respond to security alarms and provide accurate information to first responders. Select a reputable company to monitor your system around the clock.

How can you keep your home safe from intruders?

It is crucial to install a camera at your front door and on your property’s perimeter as a general deterrent to burglars, and to record all comings and goings. If you have a wired security camera system, you will need to be sure all wires are not exposed. Hire a professional installer to do this.

How can I improve my home security?

Set timers to turn lights on and off when you’re not at home so your house always appears to be inhabited; disconnect your phones or adjust their ring to be muted; install outdoor lights with motion detectors.

Home Security System Installation

Palmer Electric has been keeping local businesses and homes safe since 1951 in Central Florida and the greater Orlando area. Our expert technicians provide home security system and camera installation. We are happy to advise you on the most effective ways of safeguarding your home and deterring burglars. We also provide integrated, 24/7 security monitoring services.

Learn more about our security system installation services here. If you are looking for the best security system company to protect your loved ones or your business, contact us today or call us at (407) 646-8700 for a free quote.

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