What would you do if you were just chilling at home, alone, and all of the sudden you heard the sound of glass breaking in the next room? Would you check it out? Run and hide? Or would you invoke your right to defend yourself? You really should have an answer to this question. After all, according to the FBI, there were more than 8.2 Million property crimes, including burglary, in the US in 2014. That’s pretty close to being one burglary every 18 seconds.
Given that, Safehome.org, a site that ranks and evaluates home security systems, commissioned a survey asking people to imagine their house getting broken into and what their primary response would be. Looking at what security measures they’d likely have in place, how long they’d wait for police and what items in the home they’d be willing to die for, they’ve come up with a snapshot of what people will do, when they see that shadow breaking their front door down.
Looks like we’d be willing to risk everything to save our computers and erase that browser history, before calling the police.