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Smart Home Security Versus… Unlawful Entry

on Jan 24, 2018


When you picture a burglary you likely think of a smashed door lock, or broken window. But did you know that one third of burglaries are classed as simple "unlawful entry", with no forcible entry to the home whatsoever? 

Statistics show that an astonishing 30% of burglaries saw the intruder enter through an unlocked door, window, or other unsecured entrance. 

How does this problem happen so often? 

Securing your home and double-checking every window and door is time-consuming, and sometimes you're in a rush to leave and may simply forget. Sometimes it's late and you're tired. Sometimes you remember an open window when you're already halfway to work, so you opt to put it to the back of your mind and hope for the best. Most likely you'll be fine, you figure. 

And… presto: you've given an opportunistic burglar a free pass into your house. 

How does smart home security safeguard you? 

Our smart home security technology is designed to make it fast and convenient to secure your home properly. With its combination of smart, connected hardware and automated security intelligence, it can even step in proactively when you forget to lock up. 

Safeguard 1: Instant awareness   

The AlarmForce mobile app makes it easy to quickly check your doors, windows and garage door without having to dash around the house before you leave. A quick glance at your smartphone can show you the status of every door and window that has a contact sensor on it, and every smart lock in your home. 

Safeguard 2: Proactive reminders

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If you're prone to forgetting, it's easy to create a reminder notification. For example, our Geo-Services feature gives you the option to get a smartphone alert if you leave home with a door or window open.   

If it's a smart lock or smart garage door you left open, you don't even need to turn around: the alert will come with a ‘lock' or ‘close' button so you can secure your house with one tap.   

Safeguard 3: One-touch lock-up 

If you like being efficient, another option is to create a "Lock Up" or "Leave Home" scene for your mobile app. Scenes are customized commands that trigger several devices at once. 

So for example, you can create a Scene button that locks your doors, closes your garage and arms your security system. Then, all of those things can happen every day as you leave for work by simply pressing one button. 

Want to know more? 

With smart home technology, tamper resistant features and proactive safeguards, AlarmForce's smart security technology is better than traditional security systems. 

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