According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, larceny and burglary victimization rates tend to follow a seasonal pattern. It actually makes sense when you think about it – as the weather warms up in the spring and summer months, more crimes take place than at any other time of the year. With that in mind, now’s the time to reevaluate your home and business security.
It makes sense that more burglary crimes happen during warmer months. Potential criminals can feel emboldened in warmer temperatures to act and don’t need to wear coats and heavy clothing that can make more noise or draw attention. Many more people are likely to leave windows or even doors open during the summer season, as well, giving would-be burglars an easier opportunity to enter your home or business.
Protecting your home or business property, as well as yourself, doesn’t only require sturdy locks and an alarm system. Surveillance systems are an integral part of security and, in fact, they have been shown to work as deterrence to prevent crimes from even being committed. That’s why it’s important to have a fully functional surveillance system at your home and business.
In addition to being a preventative tool, surveillance is also vital as a recovery aid in case of a theft. Cameras can capture images of the person or persons who have entered your property and can isolate the time and day, helping narrow the period of time when the incident occurred. This visual footage and timestamped data can be crucial information that helps law enforcement find and arrest those who committed the crime – and hopefully recover your stolen property.
At LawDog Security & Investigations, we offer building security and business security services for our customers, to ensure that their home or workplace stays safe and secure. We can set up security systems, arrange for guard patrols, and install access control systems to help you keep your property safe and secure. We’ll install security cameras at all entrances to the building, to make sure to protect you and your property against theft.
Learn more about any of our services and find out how you can protect your home and office space by calling LawDog Security today at 773-233-5742.