Studies

2012


Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective

A groundbreaking study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides a fascinating look into the mind of a burglar by examining the behaviors of convicted offenders in three states.

2009


Assessment of the Calculation Process and Validity of False Alarm Estimates

Research conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte unveiled a new, more accurate way to measure the effectiveness of false dispatch programs designed to reduce police response to burglar alarms.

2006


Salt Lake City Survey on Non-response

 

A 2006 survey of Salt Lake City, Utah citizens revealed widespread disapproval of a city ordinance that will only dispatch police to a burglar alarm if someone at the scene can verify that a crime is being committed.

2005


The Impact of Home Burglar Alarm Systems on Residential Burglaries

 

A comprehensive five-year study conducted by researchers at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) in Newark, N.J. found that residential burglar alarm systems decrease crime.