Tag: Burglar deterrent

Would You Invite A Burglar In?

You might think we’re talking about distraction burglaries, where one or more burglars work to gain access to your home through the front door, distracting you with a question or posing as a legitimate visitor (perhaps to read the meter), while they and/or their accomplice rob you.  Distraction burglaries are a real problem, as it… Read more »

Burglars’ Tips And Tricks

Burglars take their job very seriously, and they’re always conducting Continued Professional Development training by staying up to date with the latest security products and the latest social media platforms.  They also have a long list of tried and tested techniques to scope and enter properties to steal valuables, so it follows that staying ahead… Read more »

Should I Confront A Burglar?

We would never advise that confronting a burglar is the best course of action.  While we may be lucky in the UK in that we can assume that the burglar doesn’t have a gun, (the reverse being true in the USA), we also don’t know what that individual is capable of.  Burglars know they may… Read more »

Is A Dog As Good As A Burglar Alarm?

dog looking out of window

A dog can be a great deterrent against burglars; a sign warning visitors that there is a dog on the premises is one part of creating a visual deterrent, and the sound of a dog barking is an audible deterrent.  A lot of people, including some burglars, are scared of big, barking dogs.  If there’s… Read more »

Make Sure It’s A Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve 2020 is going to be a big departure from the normal celebration.  With large gatherings and events banned due to Covid-19, we’ll all be celebrating in our own homes.  There will only be a few of us celebrating in someone else’s home, and then you have to be with someone who is… Read more »

Security Tips For People Living Alone

Living alone can be great – no-one to answer to, full control of the TV remote and total freedom to do what you want, when you want.  There are some pitfalls, however, which are the safety and security arrangements for people living alone.  Without someone else in the home you can feel quite exposed; if… Read more »

How Post-Lockdown Working Arrangements Affect Your Security

When business open again there will need to be some big changes in the way things are done. There has been a lot of speculation about how this will happen and what businesses will need to do in order to keep their staff and customers safe – some businesses may not be able to open… Read more »

How Do Burglars Work?

Professional burglars can be quite educated in the signs of a good home to target, how to work out the best time to strike and also the best, most inconspicuous access routes in and around the building. They research their targets through several methods, often starting online, where people foolishly share details of their upcoming… Read more »