When you own a home or any other property, it becomes very important to protect it.  After all, this is the result of your hard work and it is where you keep all of the things you keep most dear.

As such, home security is a big industry that helps many people. This industry encourages the development of new technology, best systems, most up-to-date strategies for protecting you and your family and your stuff with the utmost urgency.

But is the threat really that big?  Are these concerns fully warranted or is it just a touch of paranoia?  Well, if you take a look at the home security data, you might agree that home security, in addition to insurance is a very important thing.


According to recent US data:

  • A house fire is reported about once every 20 seconds
  • House fires are the third most prominent cause of fatal home injury
  • Fires actually kill more people, per annum (in the US), than all other natural disasters combined
  • Nearly 40 percent of all residential fires, and more than 50 percent of all residential fatalities (as a result of fires) happen in homes that are not properly equipped with working smoke alarms
  • Between 2005 and 2009, approximately two-thirds of all fire-related in-home deaths occurred in homes that do not have a working smoke alarm


According to recent US data:

  • A robbery is reported about once every 14 seconds, on average
  • Approximately 70 percent of all [known] burglaries occur in residential buildings
  • Most burglaries happen during the day—between 10am and 3pm—because there is lower risk for encounter with the homeowner or resident
  • And yet, in 60 percent of all burglaries, someone is home
  • It is most surprising that guns are used in only 8 percent of all robberies, according to FBI crime statistic
  • Most burglars enter a residence through front door, backdoor, or through first floor windows
  • Only about 13 percent of all burglaries that are reported to the police ever go on to be solved
  • Only about 15 percent of all property stolen during burglaries are ever recovered

From these stats it is easy to see that Hikvision home security cameras are important for a wide variety of reasons. It is also apparent that the more complex your security system, the better off you will probably be.

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