More than 60% of convicted burglars claim that the presence of a security system would make them seek an easier target.
However, some homeowners were victims of burglary even though they’ve had a security system installed. The main goal is to find the product with the best ratio between quality, performances, and price. The financial aspect can be a problem as some owners are not ready to pay a monthly fee for professional monitoring services. The solution could be one of the many models of self-monitoring systems. These systems are not only simple and could be installed within minutes but easy to use as well. Some of them are completely DIY and could be customized with the help of a mobile phone application. Future users should also look for special offers and package deals.
For people who are not sure that they can install the system by themselves, most companies offer technical assistance as well as 24/7 customer support.
Score from the experts at Killer Visual Strategies
Visual Communication - 60%
Design - 60%
Content - 70%
Usability - 75%
This infographic begins with imagery evoking home security: an illustration of a home with icons for security cameras, locks, etc. Burglar illustrations are prevalent, although the design style changes throughout — choose a consistent design style for a unified aesthetic. The data visualization could use some improvement as well; the stat for the cost of a home burglary doesn't include a scale to measure the relative cost of a security system vs. a burglary. Next to it, illustrating 7% as 11 homes with more than 1 of them shaded in isn't an intuitive representation of 7%. This could instead be represented by a circle chart, or by restating the stat (e.g. "Nearly 1 in 14 homes"). The infographic also ends abruptly without a conclusion, and lacks sources. In all we'd give this a D.