Many people believe if they live outside of a city or larger town they have no need for a home security system and that is not true today, houses in the country are being broken into just as they are in more populated areas. The fact is some of these residences are targets for burglars, they are away from other homes like the closeness of city living, and the cover of night is not filled with streetlights in many cases.
These are homes that often should have a sign in their yard saying choose me, because until one of these residences are broken into the family living there does not consider themselves a target. As more people move away from the cities feeling that they are moving their family to a safe area where there is little crime, the crimes that are home break-ins are increasing in numbers in the rural areas. Burglars do their homework, they know people living in the country is no longer the farmer or the family that has lived in the same home for generations, it is being filled with new homes and new residents. This means there is more profit for them to gain in these emerging areas than ever before, with less risk and in most cases no home security system to worry about.
To some burglars this is the perfect choice, less homes in the area, means less chance of exposure. There is also often ample time to break into a dwelling; the family is often away from the house for longer amounts of times, than the family living in an area where everything is close. School and work are further away; shopping and other errands take a longer amount of time than it does for the family living in a populated area. Families that feel they have no need to protect them selves, from this person that will take the possessions that they have worked hard for, the heirlooms they have inherited and their feeling of being safe in their home.
Living outside of populated areas does not mean it is safer for the family when it involves home break-ins, there are no neighbors the thief must watch for, there are no cars passing close enough that will not notice this person as they enter the residence. This is a perfect setup for the burglar, lots of things to gain and little risk when there is no home security system protecting the dwelling and its valuables. The only way to have all the enjoyment and security of living in the country is to have a security system to protect the family when they are at home and to protect the residence from burglars when they are gone. This is the only way to truly outsmart the burglar and for the family to have peace of mind, which in many cases is the reason why family's move to the country, leaving the city and the crime behind.