Recent research by home security specialist, RISCO Group, reveals current attitudes towards alarm systems in the UK today, with surprising results.
In January 2016, Risco surveyed 4,237 British adults about their home security habits. Research was carried out via YouGov using a representative sample of adults aged 18+ and reveals some fascinating results.
“In particular, we were keen to uncover consumer attitudes towards intruder alarms and find out how, where, when, and why they are being used,” says Anna Royds, Head of Marketing at Risco Group. “We also wanted to see if there is an appetite for ‘smart’ alarm systems controlled by a smartphone or a tablet, and to ascertain how they would be used as part of a ‘connected home’.
“The results are fascinating and provide great insight into a fast-moving market where mobile technology, integration with other devices and user experience is increasingly important.”
It was revealed that, whilst 32% of householders have a security alarm system, less than half switch it on regularly, with 13% fearing false alarms, and some finding the process far too complicated.
Nearly 1 in 4 homeowners cite expense being a huge factor for not installing an alarm system, and 1 in 5 believe that having their home and contents insured is adequate enough for the eventuality of a break-in or fire.
Almost half of respondents with an alarm (46%) were interested in security systems which can be remotely operated and controlled by a smartphone or tablet – a clear indication of how integral technology is becoming in the modern Briton’s lifestyle.
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