As custom installers start moving into the residential security market it has been revealed that residential burglar alarms decrease crime significantly. The claims were made following a five year study by a US university.
According to CEPRO Magazine in the USA the Impact of Home Burglar Alarm Systems on Residential Burglaries" study found an installed burglar alarm makes a dwelling less attractive to the would-be intruder and protects the home without displacing burglaries to nearby homes. The study also concluded that "neighborhoods in which burglar alarms were densely installed have fewer incidents of residential burglaries than the neighborhoods with fewer burglar alarms."
While other studies have concluded that most burglars avoid alarm systems this is the first study to focus on alarm systems while scientifically ruling out other factors that could have impacted the crime rate.
The results give integrators who install residential and commercial alarm systems another strong sales point to make with potential customers. Security in general is less vulnerable to recession and offers a strong recurring revenue stream for dealers.
"The study says "technology innovations" have increased availability of security systems to middle-class homeowners and has made the systems more dependable.
"Computers, printed circuits, digital communicators, and microprocessors have refined monitoring and signaling technology, and modern electronic sensors now include ultrasonic, infrared and microwave devices which were formerly available only in more sophisticated.
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