There are quite a few reasons why homeowners do not take the necessary steps to safeguard and secure their home. One reason is they really do not fully recognize the threat certain criminals present. In truth, they have no idea what type of criminal they may be dealing with. Those that have done any cursory research realizes that most burglars are looking to steal things they can sell quickly in order to purchase drugs. Burglars break in when no one is around because they do not want to confront anyone. However, to call a burglar a nonviolent criminal is simply guesswork. No one knows how a burglar will react if you walk into your home while the burglary is in progress. The reaction could be violent.
Robbers and home invaders are extremely dangerous because their goal is to actually confront someone. These criminals can often wallow in the act of violence they commit. This is why so many robberies and home invasions end up with tragic consequences.
The best way to deal with these criminals is to make sure they never enter your home. While no one can offer any 100% guarantees, having home security systems in place definitely can reduce the likelihood of a criminal selecting your home.