Texas, home of the famous Dallas Cowboys, the world known Texas BBQ flavor, some of the best high school and college football teams, the numerous oil wells and so much more. But let’s face it; there’s no rose with a thorn. ┬áHere’s a few not so pleasing facts about Texas:
  • In 2013, there were a total of 190,572 reported cases of burglary

  • There were 31,858 robberies, which was a 4.9% increase from 2012

  • Larceny-theft cases were at a whopping 604,398

  • Motor vehicle theft went up by 1.1% from 64,982 in 2012 to 65,671 in 2013

(All Figures are taken from Texas Department of Public Safety)
While you enjoy the good life in Texas, make sure you are equipped to deal with the bad side as well. Keep it simple; invest in an effective home security system.

Home Security in Texas

Installation of a home security system is designed to provide you with the necessary line of defense against crime in the state. Furthermore, you will be helping the state authorities in providing you with a safer atmosphere.

Required by Law

Subchapter 766.002 of The Texas Health and Safety Code requires one-family and two-family dwellings to have smoke detectors installed in accordance with the building codes that apply to the particular jurisdiction. Even for renovations of existing houses (if they require a building permit), you will have to have a smoke detector installed. For a detailed understanding of local legal requirements in terms of home security, consult a professional.