In the week from September 12 – 18, 2022, the Chicago Police Department reported 181 robberies, 144 burglaries, over 400 thefts, and 558 stolen motor vehicles. We share these statistics with you not to scare you but to make you aware of what you probably already know: the crime rate in Chicago is increasing.
The CPD reports a 26% increase in burglaries and a 63% increase in thefts from 2021 to 2022. Some of these residential burglaries involve offenders representing home repair personnel before entering the home.
The good news is that you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and your home. Today’s home surveillance system offers crystal-clear video once limited to commercial applications and can take proactive measures, stopping intruders before the unthinkable occurs.
Let’s explore how these systems help protect homes.
Several studies have shown that simply having a security camera deters potential thieves and intruders. Of course, surveillance cameras do much more. Today’s cameras offer 4K resolution, night vision, and AI learning and recognition. This means you'll see who's at your door or lurking at your side gate in crystal-clear images, day or evening.
Our certified technicians can also set up digital perimeters that alert you when they’re crossed and direct cameras toward the area. These cameras offer 360-degree views, facial and license plate recognition, and two-way intercoms.
At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we utilize the latest technology to make our clients’ everyday lives safer, more enjoyable, and more convenient. One example is integrating surveillance into our Savant System installations.
When there is suspicious activity, your indoor and outside lights start flashing, startling the intruder and alerting neighbors that something is wrong while your home goes into lockdown. The security feed can appear on every TV, enabling you to take a look no matter what room you’re in. If you’re away from home, you’ll receive a notification and can pull up the live video on your mobile device from anywhere in the world.
Should theft or vandalism occur, your insurance carrier will investigate the incident. High-definition video from your security cameras can easily document the occurrence and help authorities identify the criminal. Additionally, some insurance companies offer up to 20% off insurance premiums for homes with a security system.
Barrett’s Technology Solutions has provided clients with the latest cutting-edge technology that’s also easy to use for over 55 years. To learn more about home surveillance systems or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Barrett’s Technology Solutions today.