Thursday, May 24, 2012

An Ounce of Prevention

During the construction boom of the last ten years, investments in Rental Properties have risen sharply. Large management companies have procured vast amounts of apartments and condos in sprawling urban areas around the country.
With this progression, along with the current economic issues in the U.S., liability claims against these companies have grown right along side this phenomenon. Home Invasions, burglaries, and domestic disputes account for a large percentage of crimes in the country; all lending themselves to court dates against management companies, which is responsible for protecting it’s tenants according to the law.

If you rent in an area with a high crime rate, your landlord is, by default, obligated to take measures to provide a high level of security for the people who live in the dwellings. There is nothing more intimidating that to have someone kick-in your front door and take what you’ve worked so hard to accumulate, or worse yet, take your life or the life of your loved ones.
Adequate lighting and security cameras are not enough. Today’s criminals are performing at an all time high level and trying just about everything you can think of to break-in.

Property Crime Facts (According to the FBI in the US:

One property crime happens every 3 seconds.

One burglary occurs every 10 seconds.

One violent crime occurs every 20 seconds.

One aggravated assault occurs every 35 seconds.

One robbery occurs every 60 seconds, or 1 minute.

Home Invasion Facts:

1 of Every 5 homes will experience a break-in or home invasion.

That's over 2 million homes!According to Statistics Canada, there has been an average of 289,200 home invasions annually over the last 5 years

Statistically, there are over 8,000 home invasions per day in North America

According to Statistics USA, there was an average of 3,600,000 home invasions annually between 1994-2000.

We know that alarms don’t work until the house has been entered and it takes so little time to do damage, it’s often too late. Robbers can be in and out of your house in seconds. If you live out in the country it’s even worse, as intruders may have all the time they need to work their way inside and take what they want.
But necessity is the mother of invention, and the best way to be safe, is to make sure your exterior doors are impenetrable. Which is where Armor Concepts comes in. It’s hard to imagine, but the majority of the crime statistics above could have been prevented for only $99: the cost of Door Jamb Armor.

As an employee, I receive many calls from customers who start the conversation with, “My house was broken into last week”, or “Someone tried to break in and now we’re scared”.

Don’t wait until it happens to you.

Armor Concepts: security the works

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