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Does Owning a Gun Make Your Home Safer?

Some homeowners feel that getting a gun can allow them to protect themselves and their family from intruders. But is it a good idea to obtain a gun simply for the purposes of protecting your home? There are certainly pros and cons to gun ownership as a way to defend your home from burglars; but know that in most cases, the best defense is a quality home security system.
Statistically speaking, most burglaries occur when the house is unoccupied. Roughly 75% of break-ins occur when the house is empty. Thieves usually like to strike when they are less likely to run into residents, in the middle of the day when adults are out at work and the kids are out for school. Security systems are active throughout the day are helpful in alerting the authorities of break-ins at any time of the day. Guns can help you defend against criminals invading your home, but only if there is someone home to use it; and only if you get to it first.

Between 2005 and 2010, about 1.4 million firearms were stolen from homes during burglaries and other property crimes in the US. While this only accounts for about 4% of the property value stolen from homes, it is a significant amount of weaponry. About 80% of firearms that are stolen are not recovered by the police within 6 months from the burglary. Guns can be a good addition to your home security plan, with proper training and use. But the best way to protect your home is with a proper first line of defense; a quality alarm system.
Call Video Surveillance Corp. today at (718) 258-1310. We provide full service security solutions for homes and businesses. When you think of security, think of Video Surveillance Corp. It’s security you can see! (Statistics cited from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, bjs.gov)

 

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