The majority of intruders are opportunists. We have not been able to find significant supporting evidence that professionals attempt to interfere with any telecoms or mains power lines. With the proliferation of underground cables, 4G routers, and existing telecom lines at roof height, we believe this potential scenario to be less likely. It’s also one of the most dangerous things anyone can do if they are not a trained professional electrician or civil engineer. It would likely result in serious harm to the person cutting the lines, if the lines are in fact above ground.
While Cocoons functionality would be hindered if this were to happen, the majority of traditional alarms would also be impacted at the cutting of phone lines for any subscription monitoring purposes, triggering a dumb siren only. As over 96% of all alarms heard are false alarms, the real issue for the intruder isn’t a wailing siren but the response time of the police (7-11 mins in the UK on average, plus the time taken for a neighbour to contact the emergency services). Most professional intruders are aware of these response times and complete a robbery before this even comes close.
Furthermore, Cocoon records in 20 second loops which are automatically sent to the cloud. In the event of an intrusion, Cocoon will record and send the 20 seconds up to the point where the plug is pulled - so by getting up close to Cocoon to pull the plug, we’ll get a really good mug shot!