According to the FBI, Home Break-In (Burglary) is the most common threat to our home.
A home burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the United States. By the time you are done reading this article, 20 homes will be broken into – their valuable possessions stolen. It’s a very sobering and frightening statistic. According to Neighborhood Scout, Baltimore, Maryland experiences 31,431 property crimes annually: burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism.
It has been reported that about 87% of burglaries are considered preventable.
Making Your Baltimore Home Safer with Security Lighting
The fact of the matter is that burglars prefer easy access and most often target homes with the greatest amount of cover and the best escape routes. One way to deter criminal activity is to shine a light on would-be burglars – literally. According to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report, “Good lighting deters crime and produces a more secure atmosphere.” These lights can be placed in a variety of strategic positions, including the corners and sides of your house, as well as entrances and exits, walkways, driveways, and common outside areas frequented by your family.
- Timers: Criminals will drive right by a well-lit home; they do not want to take the risk! But you can’t leave your lights – inside or outside – on all day. The solution is simple: timers. By putting your lights on a timer, you can ensure they turn on when you want them to, not before. This can help keep your electric bill at a minimum while boosting home security.
- Motion Sensors: Many police departments and other experts recommend motion sensors, especially around entry points, like your front door, back door, or windows. Motion sensors not only help conserve energy while still illuminating the vulnerable points of your home, but they also add an element of surprise that can send burglars running.
Baltimore Security Lighting
Often overlooked by homeowners, security lighting is a very effective and affordable deterrent to criminal activity. TriStar Electric can recommend a variety of lighting solutions that are both functional and stylish, giving you the security you desire while also improving curb appeal. That’s what we like to call a win-win. We can install a high-quality, dependable lighting solution that meets both your needs and your budget
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If you would like to know more about residential security lighting, please contact TriStar Electric by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. We are available during normal working hours, and service most parts of Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia.
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