Once the domain of only the very rich homes or larger business, burglar alarms are now more common in average homes. That’s largely because the cost of purchasing systems has dropped significantly but partly because things have changed for the average criminal.
Where once thieves would target vulnerable businesses where the pickings were larger, businesses have gradually improved their security and made it more difficult for thieves to easily pull off a profitable job. So they have turned to targets which have less protection where they can still make an easy profit. Over time this has resulted in them targeting residential homes more frequently.
Electronics are the “big” thing these days – but they are getting smaller. There are very few homes that don’t have some sort of electronic toy – play station, Xbox, DVDs. Larger “toys” such as flat screen TVs are space savers in the home but also very easy to pick up and walk out with. So most homes will need some sort of burglar alarm to protect their homes and their possessions.
Burglar alarms come in all shapes and sizes these days – you can have a full hard-wired security system or a wireless system to protect your home or you can protect specific areas with local devices such as glass break detectors.
Burglar alarms are now a simple and inexpensive way to foil a burglar’s plans.