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November 08, 2012 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-11-08

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Melinda Kroll { Contributing Writer

I

t wasn't so long ago that home security was synonymous with

locking your door at night and a Louisville Slugger strategically
positioned near the bed. Not so anymore. Today, few locks
can successfully prohibit burglars from entering your home, and

a baseball bat is hardly sufficient protection against well-armed
intruders.

Last year, more than 2 million burglaries occurred in the United

States, during which homeowners lost approximately $3.5 billion; 65

percent of these burglaries occurred at personal residences. Statistics
like these have led more and more homeowners to rely on home

security systems to deter criminals, protect their homes,and give their
families peace of mind.

Why Consider a Home Security System?

Many affluent homeowners don't see the need for a home security
system. They perceive crime as something that happens in other

neighborhoods. However, affluent homes tend to be well-stocked

with a variety of items that are attractive to burglars, including

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