Some people still haven’t woken up to the fact that leaving your home unprotected attracts the attention of unwanted visitors and makes breaking and entering a walk in the park for burglars.
But why? Financial reasons, ill-education or just pure ignorance?
What is the definition of breaking and entering?
Breaking and entering, according to Wikipedia, is the unlawful act of entering a residence, or other enclosed property.
Typically, the term “breaking and entering” is used more so in American Law and, here in the UK, we commonly refer to it as trespassing.
Homeowners made breaking and entering easy for this convicted burglar…
The video below shows a convicted burglar who speaks out in a bid to encourage home owners to think carefully about security, and do their bit to make their homes less of a target.
The convicted burglar, who remained anonymous for obvious reasons, gave away some of his tricks of the trade.
The key points he made were:
- At least 3 or 4 out of 20 houses left doors unlocked
- To avoid getting caught, he burgled at night
- He stole small items such as money or jewellery so that he could leave the house and walk down the road in a less suspicious manner
- Instead of targeting specific houses, he just roamed the streets and checked the back doors to see if any were unlocked
- If the doors were locked, he would walk away and leave the house alone
- Windows left open at night suggest that the doors are also unlocked
- A massive indication as to whether the house will be an easy target is if the car is left unlocked on the driveway
He concludes the interview by stating that he had no problem breaking and entering properties with alarm systems, because the homeowner left it unset!
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By failing to secure your home, you are essentially welcoming in the nearby criminals. Don’t be a victim, safeguard your home with a burglar alarm.
Set your alarm and beat the burglars!
This bring us on to a new topic. Why invest in a home security system if you’re not going to use it?
Did you know that, depending on the type of system you have, a burglar can tell from outside whether your alarm is set? Some systems have a light that flashes when the alarm is active as a warning sign.
If a burglar walks past and sees a bell box that is not flashing and your back door is open, he knows it’s only a matter of time before the money is in the bag…
Many families believe that the alarm only has to be set when the man of the house is away, or you’re going on holiday.
Advanced technology allows you to set your home alarm system on certain storeys of your home, while leaving others unprotected. This allows your family to sleep peacefully upstairs, without setting off the alarm when you or your children need to go to the bathroom, while still safeguarding downstairs.
Guardian can upgrade your existing system with the latest technology!
Is your home completely unprotected? We offer free home security evaluations where we can suggest a burglar alarm package tailored to your needs.
Alternatively, we can take over, maintain and upgrade your existing burglar alarm system to ensure that all the criminals in the area know to steer clear!
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