Once set up, users benefit from superior two-way talk, robust motion detection, and even a low-light mode to improve visibility.
One AlfredCamera user says: “I live [in] a rural area and there are no street lights at all. There have been several break-ins in the area lately. I use my Alfred camera to see who is approaching my house at night. And I put up a sign warning people that they are on camera”.
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What Month Has the Most Break-Ins?
Summertime is when burglaries are the most prevalent, with studies suggesting that July and August are the most popular months for break-ins.
This is likely because home security measures are at their weakest in summer. People leave ground-floor windows open, which accounts for 23% of break-ins.
Front doors are also more likely to be left unlocked in summer due to people coming and going more frequently. Research shows that 34% of burglars enter through an unlocked front door.
Homes are left vacant during the summer months as people go on vacation, making them an easier target.
Using your current phone, check the live feed at any time to find out what’s going on in your home, or leave motion detection to do the work. Alfred notifies you as soon as it spots movement, allowing you to act fast and activate the loud built in siren.
It’s more likely for burglaries to happen during the day, but they still happen at night.
Most burglaries are opportunist, which is why they take place during the day when homes are more likely to be vacant.
Break-ins that occur during the night tend to be premeditated.Night-time robbers watch and target a house specifically before breaking in.
If there’s no light source at night, your security camera must have night vision to illuminate the area. The AlfredCam security camera line designed to use alongside the AlfredCamera app features super reliable infrared night vision, so you can monitor the home clearly even in the dark.
A burglar is more likely to target a property at night if it’s in a remote area, vacant, or is home to a vulnerable person.
What time of night do burglaries happen?
If a break-in is going to take place at night, it’s likely to be at or before midnight.
A home invasion tends to be more severe and traumatizing than a burglary. Most home invasions take place when someone is home.
In a burglary, criminals stay less than 10 minutes. A home invasion lasts much longer.
Once inside, criminals may blackmail family members into granting access to a safe, sending large sums of money, or giving codes/passwords to important accounts. Assault is also very likely to occur during a home invasion.
What are the Odds of Being Burgled?
Unfortunately, the odds of being burgled in the US are high.
Research shows that 75% of all homes will experience a burglary over a 20-year period, even in affluent and low-crime areas.
To minimize the risk of being burgled, homeowners can: