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HOW MACE® PROTECTED TRACY
Tracy’s husband John travels often for business. When they had their first child, Tracy and John installed a Mace Video Surveillance System for added protection and peace of mind. One night when John was away on business, Tracy heard a disturbance outside her home. From the safety of her kitchen, with her child at her side, she quickly viewed the Mace security cameras they had installed around the perimeter of their home – all from her mobile phone. Thanks to the camera’s night vision capabilities she spotted a suspicious man lurking in the dark near a window. Tracy immediately took her daughter upstairs to a safe room, called 9-1-1, and waited for the police to arrive. After they arrived, police reviewed recorded video from the Mace Security DVR allowing them to identify the suspicious man as a known burglar, resulting in his arrest a few days later. Thanks to Tracy’s quick thinking, and the Mace Video Surveillance system she and John had installed, their neighborhood continued to be a safe place to call home.
WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED
In the United States, there are an estimated 2,154,126 burglary offenses every year. Of that, approximately 62% (1,334,175) were residential burglaries. The statistics are staggering:
- Every 14.6 seconds a burglary takes place in the U.S.
- 34% of burglars entered through the front door;
- 23% through a first-floor window;
- 22% through the back door;
- 9% through the garage;
- 4% entered through a basement;
- 4% through an unlocked entrance;
- 2% through a storage area;
- 2% entered anywhere on the second floor.
- Burglars spend no more than 60 seconds breaking into a home.
- 12% of burglaries occurred through an unlocked door.
- In 41% of alarmed homes that were burglarized, the security system was NOT TURNED ON.
The lessons here should be obvious. Tracy’s doors and windows were locked – and even more important, her Mace Video Surveillance system was operational 24-7. While it is uncertain what may have ultimately occurred at Tracy’s house that night, it’s a question that no one wants to be in a position to answer. "What If?" is always better than "What Happened…"
WHY TRACY CHOSE MACE®
Because Tracy has carried and trusted Mace Pepper Spray for years, she and John knew Mace was a leading brand for personal defense and security. When they began researching video surveillance systems for their home, they came across the Mace web site and were surprised to find that Mace offers professional quality security camera and DVR system packages. With a full line to choose from and excellent customer service with US-based technical support, their decision to purchase a Mace Video Surveillance System was an easy one.