Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective
A new study funded by AIREF and recently released by the University of North Carolina – Charlotte closely examines the decision-making processes of 422 randomly-selected, incarcerated male and female burglars across three states (North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio). This study was designed to specifically assess the deterrent effect, if any, of burglar alarms on offender’s decisions to burglarize. Read more.
What is the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation?
The Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF) is a tax-exempt foundation supported by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and serves as the research arm of the electronic security industry.
Through research and education, AIREF provides the resources and statistics that public safety officials can use to better understand and utilize our industry in their effort to protect and serve the community. Read the history of the AIREF Golf Classic.
AIREF is continually working on industry research projects and welcomes donations and new ideas that would benefit the industry. Donate Now!
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