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Elderly People Easy Targets For Burglars


Elderly people have traditionally been easy targets for burglars since they usually have money and are relatively less able to protect themselves physically. The economy has forced many borderline crooks to act on theft impulses to steal, which is causing crime statistics to increase.

According to recent Los Angeles Police Department statistics, burglary has jumped as much as 20% in some parts of the San Fernando Valley in the past year and 6% overall in the San Fernando Valley. This is not just a California problem, it is nationwide. They are stealing everything from air conditioners, plasma televisions, and medications.

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According to Roy Smith, owner of , Home Security systems are one of the best ways for self-protection against burglars. Having close ties with a locksmith and security company is helpful and provides peace of mind and savings in the long run.

Burglars are becoming braver as they kick in back doors, pry open windows, and distract the elderly while stealing prized possessions. Statistics show 62.5% of residential burglaries were committed between 6am and 6pm, and 84% of burglaries involve home entry. These numbers justify alarm and security systems, with monitoring services when you are away or at home.

A home burglary occurs every 15 seconds and home alarm systems, surveillance systems, and security monitoring services have proven effective in deterring would-be burglars. Outdoor security cameras and monitoring systems can help police identify burglars.

Take the case of a Spokane Washington elderly woman who received a knock on her door on trash day. The elderly woman had thrown away empty prescription bottles of the popular painkillers, Oxycontin and Hydrocodone. After digging through her trash, the two burglars made their way into her home, demanding her medications. Because drugs can bring several hundred dollars on the street, burglars are targeting the elderly more than other age groups. are highly trained security experts that specialize in the most up-to-date security technology. They offer panic hardware in the event an incident happens, but they offer the equipment and services to deter them in the first place. They offer discounts to crime victims and discounts on new locks, if you have just moved into a new home. Learn more about security services by visiting .


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