Common security methods include never hiding extra keys outside, never turning off all the lights, applying small CCTV stickers on doors, and keeping good tabs with neighbours.
One main component to home security is finding an area for easy programming and interaction for users. A control panel is implemented to arm and disarm a home security system. The control panel is the main connection to the alarm company monitoring a home. It typically features a touchpad or buttons to easily maneuver the system, and some newer systems also feature voice control or wireless remotes (key fobs).
When do home break-ins occur?
It is reported that 1,495,790 break-ins occur during the day and 1,324,090 occur at night. Break-ins are 6% more likely to occur between 6am and 6pm while most are out of the house.
How do burglars break-in?
With only 17% of homes being equipped with home security systems, many burglars are attracted to homes lacking a system. 95% of break-ins require some type of forceful entry (breaking a window, lock picking, kicking in doors). Some common tools used for break-ins are pliers
, and Hammer
This makes it hard to see break-ins coming since they are common household tools.
Who is breaking in?
A study at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
concluded that burglars are commonly males under the age of 25. 12% of burglars admitted to planning their break-in in advance while 41% said it was an impulsive decision. Also, many burglars admitted they consider factors like proximity to traffic. 83% of burglars said they look for evidence of an alarm system, and 60% said they do not break-in if they see one is installed.
- Physical security
- Property crime