With Seattle’s crime rates continuing to rise, illustrated by an incident which required the city’s Major Crimes Detectives, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the benefits of the Allied Fire and Security systems and how they can keep you safe.
When we last touched base upon Seattle’s crime rates, we found they were among the highest in the nation. This continues to be the case with an average of 289 crimes per square mile, more than seven times the national average (SOURCE: neighborhoodscout.com). Burglaries, thefts, and robberies account for 83% of all crimes in the area.
The seriousness of the matter is not just limited to the city itself, criminal activity can spread throughout neighboring towns. On March 5, the Seattle Police Department tracked the actions of the group of burglars targeting homes in and around the metropolitan area. They came across a home in the nearby town of Burien (which, incidentally, has a crime rate almost twice as high as Seattle) where the stolen goods had apparently been stored. Two people have already been arrested as the investigations continue (SOURCE: b-townblog.com).
The police had to summon its Major Crimes Task Force to handle this situation. Can the city really afford to take measures like this on a regular basis? It’s now more important than ever to combat these high crime rates by deterring would-be perpetrators away from our homes and businesses. Allied Fire and Security has just the equipment to do this.
Help Us Help Your City
One person who commented on the burglary article mentioned how important it is for a home or business to have security cameras installed. This is, of course, a very good point, as even the very sight of one would be enough to steer some criminals away from your property. At Allied Fire and Security, we feature all kinds of cameras and motion-capturing devices.
But we don’t stop there. We can also connect our cameras through a Broadband or Wi-Fi Internet connection so you can access footage in real time on a computer, smart phone, or tablet. You can even program your device to send an alert to you and/or local authorities automatically in case someone tries to break in.
It’s Not Just About the Cameras
There are many types of security systems available from Allied. One option which has grown in popularity in recent years is home automation. With this type of system provided by Total Connect, not only will you be able to direct and view cameras from an Internet-ready device, but you can also control the lights, thermostat, door locks, window blinds, and more. These items can be hooked up to a timer, or you can activate them yourself from your phone or tablet. Either way, burglars will know your home or office is not safe for them.
Being the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle definitely has a lot to see and experience. It’s important to keep the crime rate under control so people will feel safe enough to enjoy it. Perhaps one secure building won’t do much for the city as a whole, but just think of what could happen if people all over the area benefited from the protection we provide. Contact us today at 1-866-885-3250 to see what we can do for you, then contact your friends to see what we can do for them.