Did you know that some carriers offer you a discount on your home insurance policy if you have a smart home device? Alot of homes now have a Ring, Vivint, Alexa or some smart home device that monitors doors and other entry points. Every 13 seconds, a burglary occurs somewhere in the U.S., adding up to approximately 2.5 million burglaries each year, according to Alarms.org. Two-thirds of those crimes are home break-ins, and if it were not for home security systems, that figure could be significantly higher — a study from UNC Charlotte found that 83% of convicted burglars said they checked for an alarm system before attempting a break-in, and 60% said they would change their mind if a system was found.
In recent years, the home security industry has experienced a renaissance with self-install options and internet-connected alarm systems sparking consumer interest with their ease of use and modern features. While alarm systems serve as an effective deterrent against potential burglars, only 17% of homes have one installed, says Alarms.org. Nevertheless, there are other precautions homeowners can take to prevent their homes and families from being victimized.
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