If you’re looking for ways to protect your home and family, chances are you’re mostly focussed on physical security – locks, alarms, automatic security lights – or maybe you’re thinking about installing some extra smoke alarms.
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For most of us, house fires are the stuff of nightmares. A fire can destroy your whole home and everything you own in a terrifyingly short amount of time. It can also seriously threaten the health, or even the lives, of your loved ones.
If you live in the UK, you have about a 1% chance of getting burgled in any given year.
That might sound small, but considering the average UK citizen now lives to see 80, it actually means you have a 4 in 5 chance of being burgled at some point in your life (counting from the day you’re born). You’re four times more likely to be burgled than not in an average lifetime, assuming the odds stay roughly the same throughout.
A lot, if not all, smart technology claims it’s going to save you time and money, improve your life or make you safer. At Hiro, we’re big fans of all of those things, but particularly the latter one – safety. But does it actually work, or is it just a gimmick? Does smart technology actually make you safer?