So how will you be protecting your home in 2025?
New reports showcase security technology that could be available in the near future.
Protecting our homes from robberies using a diverse range of security systems may be available in less than a decade, argues a new report.
Buglers could be tracked and sprayed by drones with chemical identifiers that help police find them.
Or, biometric security like fingerprint or eyeball scanners could be a norm to prevent thieves entering our homes at all.
This kind of forward thinking comes from the Future of Home Security report, compiled by fire detection & electronic security company ADT.
Dr. Ian Pearson reports on how our homes will be protected in 2025.
"Technology is already evolving to help give homeowners peace of mind and more control of their home security, and over the next few decades this will continue to advance,” said Gail Hunter, a spokesperson for ADT.
While there are already products that connect directly to our smartphones that allow us to monitor the inside of our houses from afar (such as the Nest Protect) the report argues these will proliferate.
"Security cameras will gradually become smaller and cheaper, attached near doors or inside windows or in hidden locations. They would form a key part of the home's internet of things (IoT), and with no wires to cut, would be hard to disable before they've done their jobs," claims the report.
"When a homeowner is away on holiday, they can access feeds from IoT cameras to do a quick peace of mind check, though their home AI would be keeping watch anyway."
ADT accompanied the report with the results of a survey, in which they polled 2,000 UK homeowners. Of those, 18.7% said they would get peace of mind by having a system that monitors their home around-the-clock.
A more concerning statistic was that only four out of ten respondents (42.1%) said they feel safe being home alone.
Elsewhere in the report, Dr. Pearson, claims that "James Bond-style perimeter enforcement" could be added to gardens around the UK.
"Since machinegun posts are forbidden, smart water pistols could mark any intruders with hard-to-remove chemical markers," he writes.
"Smart polymers could also check physical pressure from someone trying to climb over."
He notes that the next ten years will see this kind of technology become mainstream but that the majority of homeowners will still require the help of a security company.
"Better networks and need for remote access and control also mean far more potential risks," he said.
"It is more important than ever to have friendly and competent security companies who can help us make the most of all the new opportunities without compromising our personal and home security."