Burglary and Property Crime in New Jersey

Many of our New Jersey alarm systems customers want to know what parts of the state are the most vulnerable to burglary and other property crimes – in other words, crimes that security systems are designed to ward off. Thanks to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which runs about a year behind and recently released the preliminary data for 2017, we can provide you with that information. Right now, it appears that New Jersey cities with high incidents of these crimes in 2017 include:

City Burglaries Property Crimes
Newark 1,019 4,559
Jersey City 575 2,524
Paterson 744 2,140

There are a few in the report that were something of an anomaly when it comes to being hit hard by burglary and property crime. For example, Woodbridge Township experienced 971 property crimes in 2016, but only 135 reported burglaries. The same was true of Edison Township, where 633 property crimes took place, but only 136 burglaries – and Elizabeth, which experienced an astonishing 1,747 property crimes as opposed to 386 burglaries.

What Is Property Crime?

For those who don’t know, property crime is defined as any crimes involving burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The burglary numbers are included in the property crime numbers for each city.

In any case, these stats confirm what those of us in the security industry already knew: There has never been a greater need for homeowners to protect their properties with electronic security products, including alarm systems and video surveillance cameras, all monitored by a reliable, local monitoring center.

Our New Jersey alarm systems customers benefit from those products and services, so their chances of experiencing burglary and certain property crimes are much lower. If you would like more information, contact Complete Security Systems; we will be glad to help.

About Complete Security Systems

Since 1983, CSS has been meeting the needs of homes and businesses throughout New Jersey with intelligent security systems custom tailored to protect life and property. Integrity in sales & consulting, painstaking care during installation and superior customer service have earned Complete Security Systems the trust and respect of New Jersey residents, and the brand names that you know and trust.

 

Time to Supercharge Your Business? It’s Time for Business Automation.

Running a successful business takes a lot of time and effort. We would not have it any other way, right? But when there is a better way to manage our time so that we can reinvest it elsewhere to move our business forward, we are all in. Enter one serious multi-purpose business tool – Business Automation from CSS.

Total Confidence

Sure, many of you think of the security facet when you think of interactive security, and is undeniably a huge part of what makes it a wonderful business tool. With it you can:

  • Arm or disarm your your system remotely.
  • Receive alerts when the system is disarmed.
  • Receive alerts is exterior doors open.
  • Make certain areas off limits.

Those are reasons enough to want to leverage interactive security, but there is more, far more that it can do to help you manage your business.

Who Knew?

The mark of any great entrepreneur is the ability to think outside the box and use every tool tool to its maximum potential. Business Automation helps business owners manage their time and their business far better than ever before. Here are just a few of the ways business automation is better than the best multitool.

Interactive security for business allows you to:

  • Monitor sensitive tools, information, and technologies remotely.
  • Monitor POI transactions and the cash drawer.
  • Gain customer insights.
  • Gain information to help improve store layout.
  • Improve customer safety.
  • Improve and promote process and procedures.
  • Improve customer service.
  • Improve and promote safety practices.
  • Monitor customer traffic.
  • Protect premises from theft and vandalism.
  • Check on the status and productivity of the business.
  • Assign or cancel employee access codes to improve safety.

Business owners cannot be everywhere at once, but security automation helps them be as close to that as is possible. Business owners do not have to on the premises to conduct critical functions or have a watchful eye on the daily working of the business. That is a huge advantage when every moment needs to yield the highest return.

About Complete Security Systems

At Complete Security Systems, we consider every client our partner. We have a sincere interest in making sure that each client is satisfied beyond their expectations. Contact us today for a free on site evaluation of your small business.

 

Criminals Think Family Decal Stickers are Great, Too

According to a recent report on KTVX ABC 4 News in Utah, those cute personalized family window stickers tell more about your family than you’d ever tell strangers yourself.

From fun stick figure family members and pets to creepy skull family stickers complete with family member names, personalized window decals seem completely innocent. But safety experts say these fun representations of our family, hobbies, and interests give away important information and tell more about your family than you’d ever tell strangers yourself.

Your Life in Stickers

Most people do not realize that the combined information stickers and decals tell could spell trouble. What is a simple display of pride for us could be just the bit of information a criminal needs to piece together a plan to victimize your family.

Criminals are not Honest Citizens

Worrying about window decals might seem excessive or extreme to an honest citizen, but criminals are not honest citizens. Unfortunately, criminals and predators are everywhere and they are looking for any bit of information they can that would aid them in committing crime. Remember, criminals think like criminals not honest citizens.

What Decals and Stickers really Say

You may be surprised at how little it takes to piece together more information than you’d choose to tell any stranger, much less a criminal.

The information that can be gained from stickers and decals is astounding. They may:

  • Tell how many people are in the family
  • Identify a single parent home, and whether the parent is male or female
  • Show the age ranges of your children
  • Identify the sex of children
  • Tell the name of your child’s school or school district
  • Suggest the probability of the presence of gaming systems, tablets, and computers in the home
  • Help criminals gauge the probability of expensive tools, equipment, or gear stored in the home
  • Whether you have a dog guarding the property as well as size and breed
  • Suggest whether you vacation frequently and far from home

Are Stickers Worth the Fun?

We cannot prevent all crime of course, but we can take simple steps to avoid telling too much. Placing decal and stickers and decals on your vehicle is all in good fun, and only you can decide if the fun outweighs the risk.

All crimes are crimes of opportunity and if it happens to you or a loved one, it is 100%. It is up to every individual to reduce risk and give the criminals as few opportunities as possible. A great rule of thumb is that if you would not publicize all of the information that can be learned or assumed to be true from your choice of window decals, then you may want to reconsider placing them on your vehicle.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can increase your safety with home security alarms, call Complete Security Systems today (732)784-4025.