Fortifying the Front Door

NYC may be safer, but affluent buyers take no chances with latest security systems

ADT, the security giant, recommends townhouse owners get an integrated security package that includes locks, cameras, alarms and lights.
ADT, the security giant, recommends townhouse owners get an integrated security package that includes locks, cameras, alarms and lights.

From Luxury Listings NYC: On a July night, two armed intruders disguised as construction workers entered a house in the upscale Gravesend section of Brooklyn and tied up some of the eight people inside. But before they could burglarize the property, police officers arrived, shooting and killing one of the suspects as he leaped over a fence.

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While no serious harm came to the inhabitants, events like this in recent years have fed a narrative that New York is still dangerous, experts say, even if crime levels are at historic lows. And with the boom in high-end real estate, buyers are fueling an increase in demand for home-security systems, according to manufacturers, installers and real estate brokers. [more]