The Advent and Christmas season holds a special place in the hearts of many. It’s a time to unwind, share moments with loved ones, and revel in the holiday spirit. However, it’s important to acknowledge that the festive season also coincides with an increased risk of security concerns, particularly home intrusions. Darker evenings, family visits, and holiday travels create favorable conditions for potential security issues. 

In the past year alone, Switzerland recorded over 35,000 reported burglaries in residential areas, averaging 96 incidents daily. [1] Taking precautionary measures to safeguard your home during the Christmas season is essential. Safe-living, an innovative security system, offers a solution by providing continuous monitoring and protection for your home. 

Addressing the Holiday Security Concerns 

Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office reveal a concerning 15% increase in burglary rates in Switzerland in 2022 compared to the previous year. [1] These figures highlight the seriousness of the issue, emphasizing the need for proactive security measures. Burglaries are not confined to nighttime; they can occur during the day, especially when residents are away. The winter season, with its longer periods of darkness, heightens the risk, leading to not only material losses but also psychological distress for those affected. 

Understanding the Psychological Impact 

A home burglary is a traumatic event that can leave lasting psychological effects. Individuals affected by such incidents may experience feelings of insecurity, anxiety, sleep disorders, and stress. Recognizing the psychological impact is crucial in addressing the broader implications of home intrusions. [2] 

Preventive Measures for Home Protection 

Several preventive measures can be taken to secure homes during absences. Installing security locks that create obstacles for potential intruders is effective, as are alarm systems and neighborhood watch initiatives. Collaboration among neighbors in observing and reporting suspicious activities enhances overall security. 

Safe-living: A Secure Home Solution 

Safe-living offers a reliable solution for protecting your home, especially during the Christmas holidays. Equipped with emergency detectors and a user-friendly app, safe-living not only detects health emergencies but also potential burglaries. Activating the burglar alarm function via the app ensures continuous monitoring. In case of a break-in, immediate notifications are sent to your safe-living app, enabling prompt action and potentially aiding in the apprehension of intruders. Additionally, the emergency detectors are designed to act as deterrents, flashing red to discourage potential burglars. 

Enjoy Carefree Holidays with safe-living 

Safe-living provides peace of mind during your winter holidays. With advanced technology and intelligent security features, you can remotely monitor your home and respond promptly to any suspicious activities. Regardless of your location, rest assured that your home is under continuous protection. Enjoy the festive season without concerns about the safety of your home. 

[1]  Federal Statistical Office – Crime Statistics 

[2] M. Kunst & D. Hoek: Psychological Distress Among Domestic Burglary Victims: A Systematic Review of Possible Risk and Protective Factors: 


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