Top Home Security Concern Is Second-Guessing If Door Is Locked, Survey Says

A new home security survey by Schlage found that three out of four Americans have doubted whether they locked their door.

Top Home Security Concern Is Second-Guessing If Door Is Locked, Survey Says

CARMEL, Ind. —  Schlage, an Allegion brand of advanced lock products, has released a nationwide home security survey revealing that the majority of Americans have doubted whether they locked their door.

Released in tandem with Wakefield Research, the survey of an estimated 1,000 U.S. adults 18 and older showed 75% of Americans have felt uncertain about whether or not they locked their doors.

That statistic jumps to nearly 83% among millennials and 81% among parents.

The survey also revealed that 43% of consumers have experienced or know someone who has experienced a break-in when they were not home.

“As technology evolves, locking devices will continue to advance and offer additional capabilities,” says Ann Matheis, marketing director at Allegion.

Security dealers and integrators should take heed of this new information. As the popularity of smart home devices continues to increase, there are a number of solutions available to ease end user’s fears.

Solutions like the August Smart Lock Pro and Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt allow end users to control and check the status of their locks from anywhere with their mobile devices.

“Smart home technologies like the Schlage Sense can help put renters and homeowners minds at ease, knowing that no matter where they are they can check on the security of their single-family home through a simple app,” says Matheis.

Additional Findings From the Home Security Survey

  • Break-Ins: More than two in five Americans have personally experienced or know someone who has experienced a home break-in while away.
  • Key Management: 56% of Americans have lost or misplaced the key to their home. Millennials and parents are more likely to do this, as 69% of millennials and 66% of parents have misplaced or lost the key to their home.
  • Uncertainties: 75% of Americans have felt uncertain about whether they locked their doors when they have left home. Specifically, 83% of millennials and 81% of parents have experienced this.

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