We all do our bit when trying to deter burglars from our homes, read our previous blogs for tips, however there are some common mistakes made that will often do nothing but encourage potential thieves. When on holiday it is even more crucial to avoid these blunders, so if you’ve got a trip planned read our examples here:
Statistics show that in 72% of burglaries, the intruder will enter through a door. This could be because it was unlocked, or they had a spare key, or they have broken down the door itself. However, the most common method of entry via door is for the burglar to force the lock open (27% of cases), and one of the most popular methods of breaking locks is called ‘lock snapping’.
The month of September marks the beginning of a new year for many people, perhaps none more than university students, who may well be leaving home for the first time. Whether you’re living in halls or a student house, home security has never been more important. Student houses are regularly targeted for burglary because they offer a unique opportunity to thieves. Generally, the amount of electrical equipment such as laptops, smart phones, televisions, etc. per person will be much higher than the average family home.
Getting burgled can be an incredibly emotionally distressing experience, especially when valuable or sentimental belongings are lost. Earlier this month, we looked at Smart Water as a method of marking your property, increasing the chances of it being returned to you if found by the police. However, if you are not willing to pay for this subscription service, a free alternative fully supported by the police is available in the form of Immobilise.