When people live in a small town, one of the things that residents equate to a small town is safety. We understand that many Greenville residents will feel that this is the type of city where people believe there is no need to lock doors or windows, let alone make such a critical investment in a home security system.
False Sense of Security in Small Towns
Unfortunately, there are many small towns in the United States that have seen a string of burglaries and other crimes due to residents having a false sense of security due to where they live. Small towns give burglars a variety of reasons to target them. For many burglars, small towns become the type of target they dream about: homes that are easy to get into because windows and doors are unlocked. There is either no security system or the security system is not being used properly.
Many residents in small towns have pets (especially dogs)they depend on to thwart an unwanted guest. Unfortunately, many dogs will not have an impact on a burglar’s attempt to break into a home and carry out criminal activity. Neighbors in small towns are not always aware of what is going on. If there is a significant amount of space between your home and your neighbor’s homes, a burglar can enter your home and leave with your possessions without anyone in the neighborhood being aware.
Small Town Neighbors
People who live in small towns and are friendly with their neighbors have probably let the majority of the neighborhood in their homes. Unfortunately, sometimes the people you trust can be the very ones to take valuable possessions out of your home. It is important to take precautions for your home, your family, and your valuable possessions, even if you live in a small town.
Monitoring Your Home
Your doors and your windows should be locked, even if you plan to take a 30-minute trip to the neighborhood store. We also encourage you to use a monitored home security system. Your security system will pay for itself in the long run because you will have additional peace of mind. If someone attempts to break into your home, the proper authorities will be notified, and you will be alerted.
We are not stating that living in a small town will mean you will always have to look over your shoulder, but we are saying that it is essential to use security measures that will protect you at all times. If you would like information on how you can have an effective home security system in your Greenville, SC home, please do not hesitate to contact us today.