According to a report from the Office for National Statistics, there’s an attempted burglary on a private residence every 45 seconds in the UK. What’s worse is that every 76 seconds that burglary is successful. Though many homeowners take all precautions when securing their residence, there are still plenty who leave their homes vulnerable to break-ins. Thankfully, you can reduce the chances of your home becoming a target by following a few simple tips that will help secure your property and ward off any unwelcome visitors.
There’s no denying that coming home to find that there has been a burglary will be a shock. It is every home owner’s nightmare. You may feel like your privacy has been invaded knowing that strangers have been through your belongings. Knowing what to do when you’ve been burgled is important if you are to get through the experience.
Despite an ever-increasing number of home security products and options, it is a sad fact that homes are still made targets by thieves and burglars. Although security devices may make it more difficult for thieves to enter a home, they cannot completely eliminate the risks of them doing so. Often they may reduce the amount of time the thief has to search out and steal valuables, but many of them are experienced.
Burglar alarms add an essential extra layer of security to your home and business. However, If they are poorly maintained your burglar alarm can fail you when you need them most. Educating yourself about whether – and when – burglar alarms need servicing will thus ensure that you are best equipped to keep your property safe.