When we think of a burglary, we usually think of the scenarios we see on television or in the movies. You know the ones; the burglar breaks open a window or kicks in a front door and then ransacks the house looking for valuables. The problem with that plot is that it doesn’t follow a large number of real-life burglaries. The real story is less cinematic, but a lot more disturbing. Much of the time burglars do not have to break in, they just walk in.
Human Failure is the Root of the Problem
In 2014 there were 1,420,000 burglaries reported in the United States, or one nearly every 14 seconds. Of those, 504,000 of them were unlawful entry where the burglar did not have to break in, but gained entry through an open or unlocked window or door as a result of simple human error.
Pro Tip: Even if you do not have time to check every door and window if they have a contact sensor, you can still know their status by checking them through the security app on your phone.
Common Mistakes Can Lead to Huge Loss
It is easy to get caught up in life and forget to lock the doors or windows when we leave the house. This is especially true when more than one person is going in and out throughout the day. But one mistake is all it takes for an opportunistic burglar to walk in and take your valuables. The average burglary results in $2,250 in losses.
Smart Security Solves the Problem
We like smart security because it’s convenient, but love it because it solves the security failures that lead to loss. Here’s how smart, connected devices and automated smart security can keep your home from being one of 35.2 percent unlawful entry burglaries.
- You gain knowledge. Even if you do not have time to check every door and window if they have a contact sensor, you can still know their status by checking them through the security app on your phone.
- Get alerts while you are close enough to solve the problem. By using geo-location technology your smart security system can alert you if a door or window is open once you reach a predetermined distance from your home. That means you can still turn around before you get too far.
- The smart locks can respond automatically. Even on the busiest days you can lock all your smart locks with one push of a button on your smart security app. For even more efficiency, you can use geo-location technology to create a trigger so that when you leave the house the smart garage door closes and the smart locks lock without a thought.
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