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What Are Burglars Looking For?

Take a quick glance at the UK crime statistics for the first 4 months of this year and we think that you’ll be more than a little startled. In April alone, there was a staggering 31,217 reports of burglary taking place. This is excluding the 4,006 reports of robbery. Whilst this is down 3000 from the month before, the numbers are still scarily high.

It’s becoming clear that more needs to be done to prevent burglary from happening. However, to prevent it from taking place, you need to understand why it’s happening in the first place.

Burglar Forcing Window with Crowbar

As a leading supplier of security solutions for commercial, industrial and residential purposes, we believe that there are certain aspects of a home that make it an attractive option to burglars.

Easy Entry

The most important thing for a burglar is the ability to get in and out of a property with as little problems as possible. This means that they will be looking for areas of your home or business that offer them easy entry. Whether it’s an open window or unlocked door, you can guarantee that there will be someone ready to take advantage of this.

Ability to Enter Your Property Unnoticed

Having access to your home isn’t the only thing that burglars have to worry about. They also have to make sure that they will be able to slip in and out without being seen – or heard – from anyone inside or outside of the property. This is why burglars often target homes and businesses that are secluded and in quiet locations. They are less likely to be spotted by nosey neighbours or people constantly walking past the building.

Burglar caught on the roof of a house

A Predictable Schedule

It’s not nice to think about, but a burglar could potentially spend days watching you come and go from the property. They are memorising your schedule and plotting the best time to make their play. For example, they could easily work out that you leave the house at 8am everyday and don’t return until 7pm. They might work out that you close your business up at half 6 and no one is present until 7am the next day.

From this, they know how and when they can break in. Therefore, if possible, you should try and vary your schedule. If this isn’t possible, try and throw them off. Leave a light on or keep your curtains closed once in a while.

Lack of Security

Nothing is a bigger deterrent than having a high quality and reliable security system in your property. You can be as careful as possible, but without some type of security in place, your home or business is always going to be open to the possibility of theft. An alarm system is essential, followed by security and roller shutters. It’s important to secure your property inside and out!

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To secure your property, please contact us today on 0845 644 1225 and we will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need.

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