Although the burglary rates have steadily decreased over the last decade, occasionally they still happen. Break-ins can be traumatic, scary and expensive to rectify. Most people could do a few things to improve their home security, to protect it from break-ins. Here are some of the things you can do to reduce the risk of burglary.
How good is your home security?
Some burglars are opportunistic, keeping an eye out for an open door or window to slip through. But, others will come up with a plan, sometimes working with other criminals to
target a property. It is therefore important to think about ways you can make your home look occupied at all times.
You might want to consider using light timers, so it looks like people are moving around the house. Or, you might ask a neighbour to pop in now and then to check on your home.
Another thing to think about is ensuring you don’t make it obvious you are leaving the house for a long time. Don’t post about it on public social media accounts, as you never know who might be scheming a break-in
In addition, you should also think about:
- Are windows and doors visibly locked?
- Is there a spare key hidden somewhere obvious?
- Do you have tall walls or bushes that could protect burglars from being seen?
- Is accessing your house noisy for a burglar? EG. do you have gravel surrounding the property?
- How secure is the shed/ garage? Is it kept locked with high-quality padlocks?
Another way you can improve your home security is with K9 patrol services. Guard dog units can provide around-the-clock, or periodic, security, protecting you and your assets from security breaches.
Guard dogs are one of the strongest deterrents to criminal activity, their heightened sense of smell and hearing allows them to detect threats and track down criminals.
If you are going away on holiday and you are looking to protect your home and its contents, you might want to look into guard dog patrols. One of our guards can visit your property as little or often as you’d like, to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. If you want to know more, just get in touch.