The rapid growth in demand for smart and electronic home security is highlighted in a new survey which reveals that nearly four fifths (39%) of Neighbourhood Watch members now have external cameras and 30% have video doorbells and three quarters have smart devices of some kind.

The report, produced by the organisaion in association with ERA based on more than 18,000 members, come after the Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey revealed that more than half of homeowners believe that crime has increased in their areas and that two thirds (64%) are worried about their homes being broken into.

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch, said: “The results from the National Crime and Community Survey show that burglary remains a key concern for people in the UK.

“It is interesting to see that homeowners are now also looking at smart home security solutions to support them in protecting their properties and we expect interest in this area to grow, as homeowners become more accustomed to using smart home technology and familiar with its many benefits.”

Sumier Foster-Shah, product and customer support manager at ERA, added: 

“With continued concern about local crime, it’s timely for window and door manufacturers to share security advice with customers and recommend certified, smart solutions, given the increase in the popularity of smart technology.

“Smart home security devices, such as our TouchKey solution and our ERA Protect range, along with traditional hardware, can offer homeowners who are concerned about protecting their homes,maximum security and peace of mind.”

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