Is a dog fit to protect your home?

In the modern age, a lot of people are all about “penny-pinching”.  Therefore, many people would rather keep a dog close by in their homes versus purchasing a security system. However, is a dog really fit to protect your home?

Dogs certainly do have spiked senses and react to hearing the slightest of noises, but can your dog really protect you from an intruder? The answer is no.  Your dog may be capable of scaring off an intruder in some cases, but the offender may be armed with some type of weapon and the last thing they are worried about is a dog.

Also, according to Alarms.org, “Burglars are most attracted to homes that do not have a home security system, but only 17% of houses have a system in place.” When a burglar sees an alarm system installed, they tend to stay away. Another statistic from Alarms.org states, “83% admitted that they specifically look to see if there’s an alarm; 60% would change their mind if there was one installed.” Over half of intruders asked said they would leave the homes alone if they saw a security system.

Some alarm systems even have features that can call 911 when they are set off. This can be extremely beneficial in case you or someone in your house gets injured. The authorities will already be on the way. Dogs have no way to be able to save you if you become injured.  

Get some peace of mind by installing a security system! Your dog cannot protect you from everything.

 

Sources

“According to the Latest FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, Property Crime Rates – Including Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft – Have Seen a Significant Decline in the Last Few Years:” Burglary Statistics: The Hard Numbers | National Council For Home Safety and Security, www.alarms.org/burglary-statistics/.

 

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