OKLAHOMA CITY – Many residents rely on an alarm system to keep their family and their property safe from intruders.
However, new statistics by the FBI may make you think again.
According to the FBI’s latest statistics and 24/7 Wall St., the most dangerous states in the country include Tennessee, Nevada, Alaska, New Mexico, South Carolina, Delaware, Louisiana, Florida, Maryland and Oklahoma.
Many home and business owners are turning to an expensive alarm system or investing in a gun to keep themselves and their employees safe.
However, experts say a security system will only work once the thief is inside your home.
Also, many homeowners are not home when the crime occurs so a gun is useless during that incident.
With the holidays approaching, homeowners must take some basic steps to keep intruders out of their homes.
Alan Young, a security expert and developer of Armor Concepts, has a few simple tips to keep families safe without spending hundreds of dollars.
- Don’t announce vacation plans on social media.
- Install proper lighting inside and outside a home or business.
- Keep shrubs trimmed.
- Secure exterior doors.
Experts say door jambs and storm doors and windows also make it harder to break into a home.