Wrong again. An alarm system is certainly a psychological deterrent.<quoted text>
I doubt very much your system is active during the day when you are home. It is worthless in a home invasion.
And if someone invades my home, unless I had a gun next to me at all times and loaded and ready to fire- including when using the bathroom and when putting a load of laundry in- not only would my gun be useless, it could very well be used against me.
"Every 15 seconds, a home is burglarized somewhere in the United States. Most of those burglaries occur during the daytime hours when the homeowner is at work. A home security system offers many benefits for todayís homeowner. Most homeowners, however, donít realize their need for a home alarm system until after they are the victim of a robbery. After that, the chances of getting robbed again drop drastically. Thatís why itís important to get a security system in your home before you are a victim.
******A quality security system in the home does, in fact, deter crime.******
Studies have shown a strong correlation between burglar alarms and the rate of crime in various areas. One such study Ė conducted by the Alarm Industry Research Educational Foundation Ė showed a decrease in burglaries by about 40 percent over the course of five years. Some people have tried to spread misinformation about burglar alarms, though.
One such piece of misinformation is that a home security system increases robberies for neighbors of homes that have them installed. However, this is simply not true. Even the neighbors of homes that have a security system installed benefit from the alarm system, according to various studies."
And you know what you need to learn to do, Pat? That would be to stop stating your opinions as if they are hard and fast cut and dried facts.
They are not- and that IS a fact.