These days a secure home may seem to be just a click away, thanks to the growth of smart-home technology. While these digital innovations make it possible to set up remote security and monitoring systems—and manage it all with an app on your phone—that doesn’t mean you should skimp on common sense—or the right insurance coverage.
Although the number of burglaries has dropped throughout the country in the past few years, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data, the average loss from residential break-ins is more than $2,200 per household.* (And renters are just as likely to be victims as homeowners are!) For peace of mind, you want the right combination of protective measures.
Next: Learn how to protect your home from burglars with our guide.
By Matthew Perry
*Source: FBI, “Crime in the United States,” 2014