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Six facts about burglary and smart home security


Smart Home Security Fact #1: 30% of burglars enter through an unlocked door or window.

Each home can potentially becomes a crime scene. Especially when doors and windows are welcome sign for burglars. But there are more factors than just open windows that lure burglars to their next target:

  • lucky chance: Tilted windows, unlocked doors, easy to find climbing aids such as a ladder.
  • safe"work place": Big fences, overgrown trees or bushes as burglars don't want yo be seen.
  • the absence of home owners: No vehicle in the driveway, ringing the bell and waiting if somebody answers.
  • rewarding booty: Visible valuables like jewellery, electronics, and cash.
  • careless hints: Posts of pictures from your vacation via social networks.

Our tip: Keep and eye on unlocked/opened doors or windows. With a smart home security system, you will be notified of any unsecured window and/or doors when leaving the home.

Smart Home Security Fact #2: The combination of lights on and blinds closed can be an attractive location.

Most homeowners try to protect their home by leaving a few lights on during their whole vacation. In addition, they are also closing their blinds in an attempt to dissuade prying eyes. The problem here is that burglars are looking for homes that show these obvious signs of vacancy. It indicates that nobody is home, as the blind position and lights haven’t changed in the last few hours or days- a clear sign of an unattended home.

Our tip: The lighting in a home should go on and off like you would be at home (presence simulation). The same for the shades. A smart home security system can offer you exactly this and therefore dissuades potential bandits.

Smart Home Security Fact #3: Burglaries take place between 10 h and 15 h.

Most burglaries are not during the night – the majority take place during daylight hours. Burglars want to avoid confrontation with home owners, therefore they break-in at times when most people are at work or school.

Our tip: Your home has to be safe 24/7. By using a smart home security system, a burglar will be scared away by a loud alarm sound, flashing lights and up going blinds. You will also get a call on your phone notifying you of the active intrusion. Most intruders say they would leave a home immediately if a security alarm were to go off.

Smart Home Security Fact #4: Burglars go to the master bedroom first.

Believe it or not, 34% of burglars enter the home through the front door – no matter if it’s locked or kicked in. Once they are in, burglars head straight to the master bedroom to look for valuable items like jewellery, cash, or weapons. They look under mattresses, search through closets, and rifle through nightstands, in a relentless search for valuables.

Smart Home Security Fact #5: 3 out of every 10 burglaries, someone is home.

According to the EC Department of Justice, during 28% of burglaries, somebody is home. 7% of these victims experienced some type of violent crime.

Our tip: Arm your smart home security system even when going to bed. This way your home and your family will be safe and you would get notified if there would be an incident. You can also set up a switch as a panic button. By pressing it, lights start flashing, alarm sounds, blinds go up, and a phone call is placed to a predefined number.

Smart Home Security Fact #6: Burglars hate smart home security systems.

60% of burglars avoid homes that have a security system installed – such as a smart home security system. When realizing a security system you often have to buy additional technical stuff. Most of the KNX alarm/security systems are different. They use the existing sensors to protect your home. Motion sensors and window and door contacts are a key part and used for automated lighting or climate control – but also for security features. Additionally, you can also add your window glass break sensors.



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