There is a reason why Las Vegas witnesses a horde of national and international tourists every year. With its high-end casinos, Cirque du Soleil productions, exquisite and diverse cuisines, and a whole world of never-before-seen entertainment, both on and off the Strip, the City of Las Vegas is unlike any other city in the United States, if not the World.
However, it is also because of these same reasons that there are a large number of criminals looking for opportunities in Las Vegas. Whether it is gang activity, solo criminals lurking around residential areas, or vandals, property crime remains common in Las Vegas. In fact, in 2018, the city experienced its highest rate of property crimes (2,838 per 100,000 people) ever.
According to the State of Safety report, the state of Nevada ranked property security as its No.1 concern. 75% of Nevadans have said break-ins are their foremost worry and 17% have experienced a property crime in the past year. The city also sees 10,646 incidents of burglary each year on average.
Sting Alarm’s home security systems in Las Vegas can provide these residents with 24/7 protection of their assets and families. Let’s take a look at some of the most pressing property safety issues in Las Vegas and how Sting Alarm can help you to combat them.
Burglaries are responsible for about 22% of all property crimes in Nevada. This is 6 points higher than the national average of 16%. Burglaries and break-ins are two of the most frightening and invasive types of crimes. According to stats, 34% of burglars just walk in right through your front door, 23% come in through the first-floor window and 22% come in through the back door.
Let us take a look at how home security systems can prevent this:
Door and Window Sensors
Door and window sensors are the most effective way to prevent a break-in through major entryways of your home. These sensors are fitted to your doors and windows and will sound an alarm if someone tries to break into your home.
When you are in a hurry, it’s easy to forget to lock your front door or even the garage door as you rush out of the house. This can be a huge security vulnerability. Smart locks alert homeowners when they have left their doors open. They also notify you if there is a change in their status, that is if someone disarms the lock and/or opens the door, whether you are inside of your home or away. This provides you with a whole new layer of home safety.
Motion sensors are also a good way to make sure no one is in an area where they should not be. It is a good idea to designate certain less-visited places in your property as motion-sensor zones. Motion sensors can also be pre-set to distinguish between small animals and human beings. If an intruder walks in a zone that has motion sensors, the system will detect them and be able to sound an alarm or send a notification to the homeowner so that they may address the situation appropriately.
Almost 1 in 4 Nevadans have become victims of porch theft in the past 12 months. The nationwide rate is 1 in 5. According to another survey, the number of people who experienced package theft on a national level rose to 43% in 2020 up from 36% in 2019. Out of the people who have had their packages stolen, 64% reported that they had become victims of porch theft multiple times.
As package thieves become more prevalent, it is important for homeowners to become more proactive with the security of their properties. Video doorbells and CCTV cameras can easily help prevent package theft from happening to you.
Touchless Video Doorbells
Touchless video doorbells are a cutting-edge technology that can be a great addition to your home’s security system. The doorbell is equipped with an HD camera, two-way audio & video analytics to allow for rapid detection while reducing false alarms!
When a person approaches the door, the camera can detect it. It can then send a notification to the homeowner, whether they are in or out of the house. The camera is also equipped with infrared night vision, which allows you to see visitors at your doorstep in the dark.
Video Surveillance Monitoring and Video Verification
A security camera paired with 24/7 alarm monitoring is one of the most effective and useful features of well-developed home security systems in Las Vegas. A high-definition camera placed in a strategic location can provide great coverage of your porch as well as the surrounding areas of your property.
If a person enters that area, the video camera will start recording video. You can then set up “virtual tripwires” to send you notifications of trespassers and suspicious activities that occur beyond the virtual tripwires that you set. With 24/7 alarm monitoring, our monitoring station will also receive notifications of alarm events and be provided temporary remote access to your security cameras (only while your alarm system is within a triggered state) so they can see if the threat is real.
The process by which the monitoring station uses your video cameras to verify whether a real threat has occurred is called “video verification” and it allows the alarm monitoring station to better inform first responders as they quickly transit to your address, eliminating the need to verify alarm events directly with homeowners and reducing emergency response times. Response time is an absolute game changing factor in any emergency situation.
Choose Sting Alarm For Your Home Security Systems in Las Vegas!
Las Vegas has a high crime rate and is considered safer than only 12% of all other cities in the United States. That means there ought to be very real concern regarding the security and safety of your home. It is important that you be proactive about your home security and install the necessary security systems that meet the unique safety needs of your home.
At Sting Alarm, we have been serving the city of Las Vegas for over 17 years and are intimately aware of the type of criminal activities degrading it. As a local security service, we try hard to keep our community safe and respond quickly in case of emergencies. We offer state-of-the-art security system equipment that can help keep your home safe from external threats. Reach out to us today to find out which security systems are best for your Las Vegas home.