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Did you know?

Crime Statistics

  • According to the FBI, a burglary happens every 14 seconds. 1
  • Burglaries are 2 to 3 times more likely in homes without a security system. 2
  • 85% of police officials surveyed feel that a monitored security system can help you avoid burglary attempts. 3

Fire Statistics

  • In 2008, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency reported that 83% of fire deaths happened at home. 4
  • 65% of home fire deaths that were reported from 2000 to 2004 occurred in homes where there was no smoke alarm or no working smoke alarm. 4

Medical Statistics

  • An injury resulting in death happens in a home every 14 minutes and a disabling injury occurs every 4 seconds.5
  • Falls, poisoning, choking, drowning and fires, flames and smoke are the five top causes of fatal injuries. 5

1. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2008 National Crime Report
2. Simon Hakim, Temple University 
3. International Association of Chiefs of Police 
4. National Fire Protection Association 
5. National Safety Council

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