Jul 13, 2015
Do Burglars Typically Disarm Security Cameras?
A major question we often get from potential and existing customers is ‘what happens in the event that a burglar sees my Piper security system and tries to destroy or disarm it?‘
In fact, that’s exactly what happened when one of our UK customers’ home was ransacked by three men.
Bonus: Piper can run for up to 6 hours on battery life. That means that whether it gets unplugged by a masked bandit or loses power connection due to an outage, you’ve still got backup for up to 6 hours.
Despite knowing that Piper’s combination of cloud storage and backup battery is enough to protect you, let’s take a look at whether or not burglars typically even attempt to disarm alarms in the first place:
According to a study conducted by students from the University of North Carolina, which sampled 1,500 burglars divided equally across 3 states (Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio), 80.3% of burglars claim that they would never even attempt to disable a security system they became aware of mid-robbery. Only 16% admitted that they would give it a shot, which should give you quite a bit of reassurance about protecting your home with a security system.
Are you surprised by the results of this study? Has a burglar ever attempted to disarm or destroy your alarm system? Let us know in the comments section below!