The burglary rates in Canterbury are unpredictable. They rise and fall like a carriage on a rollercoaster. But one thing is certain, and that’s the fact that not all Canterbury residents understand the importance of a burglar alarm and/or CCTV system.
Our analysis of data from UK Crime Statistics for Canterbury shows that between December 2014 and November 2015 there were a total of 653 burglaries.
Burglaries reached their peak in January 2015, with a total of 138, and have been fluctuating ever since. This is a common time for burglaries to spike due to the “shopping list” homeowners leave burglars when expensive product boxes are put in the rubbish bin without being broken down.
However, in the year January to December 2014, there were 682 burglaries altogether. That means there has been a slight decrease over the past year…
What does this mean for homes in Canterbury?
We think this could be a result of people investing in burglar alarms and CCTV in Canterbury for their homes and businesses.
But this means that the homes without adequate security measures stick out like a sore thumb now – making the those homes a bigger and clearer target than ever.
Think about it from a burglar’s point of view…
He’s lurking behind a shrub on a quiet Canterbury road, facing two homes.
One with a home burglar alarm and CCTV system, and one with neither.
The home with the burglar alarm has a bell box positioned above the front door that gives out a vibrant, unmissable flash every minute. The CCTV camera is facing forward, capturing every single action on and around the property.
There’s no doubt about it. He doesn’t want to go to jail! So he chooses the house without a single security measure. That way, the only way he can be identified for the crime is via fingerprints or DNA such as hair. But he already has that covered, like most self-respecting modern criminals, with gloves and a ski mask…
Does this put into perspective how easy you make a burglar’s job when you don’t have a security camera or burglar alarm?
Don't Make Their Job Easy
By failing to secure your home or business, you are essentially welcoming in the nearby criminals. Don’t be a victim.
We’re sorry to say that, more often than not, we are contacted by traumatised homeowners who have already experienced a home invasion and are suffering with the consequential mental side effects such as anxiety and extreme paranoia.
Specialist Burglar Alarms And CCTV In Canterbury
Guardian have been installing and maintaining burglar alarms and CCTV in Canterbury for over 25 years.
In 2006, Guardian achieved the highest accreditation in the Security Industry, the National Security Inspectorate’s Gold Level Accreditation.
This confirms us as a premium supplier with the highest quality and most reliable service. Read more about what NSI Gold actually means here.
We are also now able to work closely with all Police and Fire services and a broad range of commercial customers and educational services.
We always strive to give our customers, both residential and commercial, the best possible service we can. Here’s what they have to say about us:
Following multiple break ins we contracted Guardian Security to install a monitored CCTV system for us. Helpful, quick to respond and within our budget they have given us a system that has solved our problems over night and more than satisfied our insurance company. We would not hesitate in recommending them to others.
Charlie Austin, Owner of Austin Contract Services Ltd
May I take this opportunity to thank you and your company for their excellent performance and duties in providing a service and maintenance contract to Canterbury College. I would like to…offer Guardian a 4th year [maintenance contract].
Craig Nimmo, Estates & Building Services Manager,Canterbury College
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