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A comprehensive report by Risco into the market
for domestic burglar alarms in Great Britain

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Domestic Burglar Alarms: The Facts

Protect your household

BRITISH HOUSEHOLDERS
ARE BEING LEFT
UNPROTECTED

Less than a third (32%) of British adults say they have an alarm in their home and, of these, less than half (49%) switch it on when they go on holiday.
Easy alarm installation

PEACE OF MIND DRIVES
ALARM INSTALLATION


Only a small number of householders install an alarm because their home has been broken into before, or there have been break-ins in the area. A burglar alarm is not generally an ‘after-the-event’ purchase.
Using your home alarms

FEAR OF FALSE ALARMS
AND FORGETFULNESS ARE
PREVENTING USE

Of those Britons that rarely or never set their burglar alarm, 1 in 5 admit to forgetting to switch it on, while for 13% of householders it’s because they fear getting false alarms. The same amount (13%) rarely or never set their alarm because they find it too complicated.
Smart alarms

CONSUMERS WANT A
‘CONNECTED HOME’
BUILT AROUND SECURITY

Our survey found that more than 1 in 2 (54%) householders with an alarm (and 1 in 3 of those without), are interested in installing an alarm system that controls other household systems.
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About the research

The survey of 4,237 adults was carried out online between 4th and 6th January 2016. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+)