Home Protection

Criminals may commit a different type of crime if they are prevented from committing their crime of choice. And when faced with a serious deterrent, they may move to a different location where a crime is easier to commit. Known as crime displacement, criminals usually seek the path of least resistance.

The following tips to assist you to protect yourself and your home from the common burglar.

  1. Amateur burglars seek quick and easy targets and generally they will not try to break into homes if they think they will be caught. Amateurs look for opportunity — an open window or a door that is open. Therefore consider installing a burglar alarm, even if it’s a simple device with a siren or a monitored system.
  2. Semi-professional burglars case houses. They may drive back and forth for a week in a neighbourhood to pick the “right” house — a property that seems vulnerable to break-in or forced entry.
  3. Burglars don’t waste time. Thefts occur in a matter of minutes, so lock your doors and arm your security system, even if you are leaving the house to drive your child to school or to pop out to the shops.