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Can Smart Homes Prevent Burglaries?


— March 6, 2019

Protecting your home and loved ones against dangers such as burglaries has been a priority since humans started living in homes. Modern day smart homes help you do the job.


The U.S. is a first world country, but that doesn’t stop crime. Home burglaries have plagued America for centuries. How can it be deterred? And can it even be stopped? Smart home products are here to supply the solution to your security problems.

What are Smart Homes?

A smart home is a collection of smart devices owned by a user. These products use the Internet to connect to other devices. The technology of information sharing between devices over the Internet is called the Internet of Things (IoT).

What is the Internet of Things?

IoT is a large network of devices that stretches across the globe. Smart devices with the ability to connect to the internet use IoT technology to communicate with other devices.

Knowledge is indeed power. Smart devices are now able to gain all kinds of information from all around the world. This opens up amazing product features that were never available in the past.

What are Smart Security Products?

Smart home products come in many shapes and sizes. Many different purposes as well. But, one of the most used smart home devices is smart security products. According to safeatlast.co, three out of five Americans buy smart security products with which to monitor their homes remotely. It’s possible now to track, monitor, and control your security products through another smart device like a smartphone.

What are the Benefits?

Crime is costly and often emotionally scarring to its victims. Keeping that in mind here are some benefits of owning smart security products. Click on the image below for more information on burglaries.

Burglaries 101; image courtesy of author.
Burglaries 101; image courtesy of author.

It Prevents Financial Loss

The average American burglary incident causes a financial loss of about $2,416. You can save that by installing state of the art security measures. Homes with security systems are 300% less likely to be broken into.

It Prevents Personal Harm

30% of burglaries have victims present. Criminals can be ruthless. Victims of burglaries may perhaps be harmed in the process of a break in. Your loved ones are surely worth more than any amount of money. Smart security can help to keep your family and friends safe.

What are the Most Popular Products?

Smart security products all have the same goal in mind: to protect your life and your property. The way it does that may differ. To help you, here are some of the most common smart security devices:

  • Smart locks
  • Smart sensors – including motion, smoke, gas and flood sensors
  • Smart lights
  • Smart alarm systems
  • Smart CCTV
  • Smart sound monitors
  • Smart thermostats – It’s automatically included in many smart security packages

These devices work best when they are connected to each other. It helps to automate your home security experience. The best option is to connect these devices to a central hub that will allow you a single point of access to all of your security measures. Visit this infographic for more.

Smart Security to the Rescue!

You can prevent burglaries and their negative effects. You can enjoy the benefits of owning this amazing technology. Install your own smart security products today!

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