A Safer Home For You and Your Loved Ones

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Salt Lake City, Utah can be a scary place. But then again, with how dark and twisted humanity can be, any place can be quite terrifying. According to the latest crime statistics compiled by Neighborhood Scout, Salt Lake City has a crime rate of 90 for every 1,000 residents; earning the city a seat among America’s highest crime rate cities. Home security cameras and backyard fence installation services are at an all-time high because of these figures.

To be more specific, crimes were divided into two categories: violent and property offenses. Though one does not trump the other, because if we’re being honest, they’re all crime nonetheless, one may happen more frequently than the other. There is a one in 115 chance that you may fall victim to a violent offense. This may range from something a bit small like an armed robbery to frightening ones like rape and murder.

On the other hand, there is a one out of 12 chance that you may experience property crime. This may be arson, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and the like. Imagine, if a street was composed of 12 houses, six on each side, there is a good chance that someone might do your property harm.

These numbers are alarming, to say the least, which is why setting up tools is essential to help us sleep a little easier at night. Here are some of them:

1. A backyard fence

It is surprising how many houses are easily broken into because of the lack of a backyard. Backyard fences are things that should be done professionally. A wonky fence may just be an invitation for criminals to target your vulnerable home. An installation service around your area won’t be hard to find because the business might undoubtedly be booming. It is also a good investment because of the cost per use, not to mention the peace of mind that it will give you.

2. An alarm system

Different social classes can now afford what used to be on the more expensive side of the scale thanks to technology evolving every day. If you don’t feel like invading the privacy of your loved ones by installing home cameras, an alarm system should do the trick. These equipment are designed so that you’re alarmed of any forced entry while you’re inside your home, and also notified of any unexpected “visitors” when you’re out and about. Furthermore, some alarm systems can also notify you of a sudden extreme shift in temperature, such as in the presence of a fire.

3. Home security cameras

Technician installing a CCTV

These are probably the most popular tools to amp up your home security. If your family or anyone you live with doesn’t mind sharing their personal space with you, these are great because of how accurate it can show you the cause of a particular anomaly.

Say you’re robbed, lest the burglar is wearing a mask, your home security camera can help you catch your culprit. If you have kids, you can also watch to see if the babysitter is taking care of them while you’re away.

These are a few of several ways that you can help make your home more secure not just for you but for people you live with.

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