Do Security Signs Really Help to Deter Burglars?

May 1st 2019

Do Security Signs Really Help to Deter Burglars?

When installing a security system for your clients, you may be considering purchasing custom security signs and/or home security stickers and wondering if it is worth the expense.

In short, the answer is YES. A security sign does serve as a good deterrent and can help to keep some burglars at bay.

A study completed by The University of North Carolina at their Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology surveyed 422 incarcerated burglars. They indicated that security yard signs deterred the criminals by 24.7% on average when deciding on which home to break into.

In addition to providing a valuable marketing tool for your alarm company, security signs and decals can be a literal sign to intruders that breaking into the home may be more trouble than it’s worth. They’ll often choose an easier target instead.

While they are not foolproof, security yard signs have become a proven burglar deterrent. Security yard signs and window stickers have become a mainstay for alarm and security companies that want to portray a professional image for 3 reasons:

  1. They serve as a proven deterrent
  2. They provide peace of mind to home and business owners
  3. They are an advertising tool that can assist in acquiring more clients for security companies.