Improve Your Home Security
We understand that being burgled can be an emotionally distressing and financially devastating time. In order to prevent it happening, there are steps you can take to minimise the chance.
Crime is a reality in our society. It can be controlled or reduced, but not eliminated. Crime isn’t something you look for, it tends to find you. It could be anything from having your bicycle stolen, to your car being broken into, or being pick pocketed. All of which can cause get distress and upset for the victim.
However, having your home broken into is possibly the most devastating, as the after affects can leave you emotionally distressed and feeling unsafe in your own home. A burglary is an upsetting experience that can affect you and your family, long after the clear up and insurance paperwork is complete. The majority of burglars are opportunistic; they will look for properties where they think they can enter unobserved and ‘work’ undisturbed.
Homes with security measures in place are five times less likely to be burgled than those without. In most burglaries, criminals break into the property through the door, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in; so make sure your doors are strong and secure and you have a British Standard lock fitted. Consider fitting a bar for extra strength; a locksmith can advise you on how best to do it. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can also make a big difference.