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According to the FBI, burglary is defined as "the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft." In 2021, there were an estimated 1,827,840 burglaries nationwide. This represents a decrease of 3.4% from the 2020 estimate.

According to the FBI, restaurants, and eateries rank as the 8th most common setting for violent crime in America. In 2021 alone over 10,000 violent crimes were committed in US restaurants with a staggering 76 murders and 5,642 armed robberies committed against guests, employees, and restaurant proprietors. An interesting point to note is that the FBI doesn't count 'traditional' burglaries as violent crime, but for the sake of this article if you include that statistic as well, then the need for capable restaurant security systems is high indeed.

The good thing about home security systems these days is that the companies that are offering them are now completely customizing them to the needs of the homeowner. This is a great development because it means that everyone can find a system that perfectly meets their needs in terms of security and protection. However, this also means that the cost of home security systems can vary widely. 

The past few years have seen an explosion in affordable, smart home devices designed to make our daily life more convenient. From the Amazon Echo and its AI persona Alexa to Google Home and Apple Home Pod, there are plenty of options available in the market designed to perform routine home functions like managing the lights, heating, and even entertaining the kids.

On average, rental properties are far more likely to be targeted by criminals than homes that are owned and lived in by the homeowners. This is because rental homes are usually unoccupied for long periods, making them the perfect target for burglars and other criminals. As a landlord, it is your responsibility to protect your rental property and your tenants from these threats. The best way to do this is to install a security system in your rental home.

If you own or run a commercial building, its safety extends beyond a capable commercial security system. From petty theft to vandalism and more serious crimes, there are many reasons why investing in building security is a smart move.

In the previous article on Home Security Camera Placement, we outlined the best places in your home to consider placing a home security camera for maximum coverage and safety/prevention against burglars and home invasions. However, if you're considering home surveillance cameras, then some considerations might affect your choice.

These days, buying a home security camera system is almost a herculean task. With so many options on the market, each with different capabilities, configurations, service & maintenance contracts to consider, and more, once you've finally settled on a system that works for your home, it's time to celebrate!

If you're a parent, sending your children off to college for higher education is one of life's most defining moments. For both you and them, it comes with a lot of challenges, memorable moments, tears, and discussions on safety - both personal and otherwise.

Security is one of the most important considerations when managing a business facility for a customer or owning commercial real estate. Although you may not be in charge of day-to-day security operations, you must stay up to date on security trends so that you can provide advice and counsel to your customers on concerns that will help them safeguard their property, people, and data.