In the UK, on average, 817 houses are broken into each day, meaning that thousands of people face the consequences of a burglary every day, including financial damage and emotional distress.
A burglary takes place every 106 seconds in the UK. Burglary statistics show that the UK has a serious problem with domestic burglary. A UK home is broken into every 106 seconds, i.e., one home in less than two minutes.
When & How? Timing and point of entry are essential components of burglaries. So showing when most burglaries occur and how the burglar manages to gain entry to the property is vital.
So, what can you do to keep your property and family safe, and prevent becoming one of these unhappy statistics?
Here are 3 important steps you can take.
1. Lockable Gates
The first line of defence for any home is a sturdy front (and side) fence with a secure and lockable gate.To anyone casing your property from the street, the existence of a locked gate is going to raise the difficulty, risk, and time it’ll take to attempt a burglary, three things likely to deter a world-be thief.
2. No place to hide
As much as having a lush garden is a gorgeous addition to a home, the important thing is to ensure your front door and pathway don’t become overgrown or obscured from the street. By providing a clear line of sight to the street and minimising places where thieves could obscure themselves when in your front yard, you can dramatically reduce the risk of break-in. It doesn’t mean you need to cut down every plant in your yard.
3. Install a security system
Security systems including alarms, or even gate latches with alarms, motion-sensor lights, and cameras are a growing industry in the UK.
How effective is a home security system?
D&D Technologies manufactures the world’s most trusted gate hardware products, including the award winning MagnaLatch® and LokkLatch®, designed to keep pets, property, and people safe for more than 30 years. Here’s some of the most frequently asked questions we get about gate safety, with the information you need to create a more secure home for your family today:1. How can a lockable latch on my gate prevent burglaries?
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