A study on home security finds that53% of Americans get out of bed to investigate unusual noises, even though they know it’s likely nothing.
Researchers find three-quarters of Americans say they always double-check that they locked front door before bed.
When it’s time for bed, Americans like to ‘make the rounds’. 66% start with the front door, before closing all blinds and curtains (55%), and then making sure to close and lock all windows (42%). After that, 28 percent turn on the outdoor lights and another 21 percent check that the garage door is secure.
Respondents who are fans of true crime shows on television rank as the most likely to take their home security seriously. In fact, 39 percent agree their love-hate relationship with the genre leads them to take their security habits more seriously. Nearly half the poll said their TV watching habits spook them so bad, they need to clear their heads with something funny or light-hearted to feel more at ease with their home security setup. The average American says they hear an unexplained bump in the night around three times a week. Two out of three times these noises spook them right out of bed. 19% think “is that a burglar?”
Forty-one percent of respondents said they jump out of bed to investigate strange noises themselves.23 percent prefer to poke their partner to get out of bed and ‘check it out’.