We explained in our earlier post that burglars will come back to the same house - and their motives for doing so.
But a recent report suggests that homeowners aren't learning their lesson after the first break in, and could actually be encouraging the burglars to return!
Let's take a look:
Despite the likelihood of a repeat burglary, a large proportion of homeowners are not taking the opportunity to upgrade their home security system!
The table below shows stats from a Churchill Home Insurance report:
As you can see, the most popular items for attention were the door and window locks.
Only 13% of burglary victims felt it necessary to upgrade their home alarm... which, in our opinion, is the most important security measure on the list!
If a thief returns to your home and sees that you haven't:
he's going to try his luck again!
We've said it before and we'll say it again - windows and doors are no match for your intruder. If he wants what's behind your door badly enough, he'll kick it down.
Here's proof - watch this interview with a convicted burglar.
A well maintained home security system in conjunction with CCTV is the best way to truly beat the burglar.
The risk of being caught and prosecuted is far higher when a burglar alarm and CCTV system come into the mix, so he'll steer clear!
That means complete peace of mind for you and your family.
Don't become a victim... again
If you've been burgled once, you have a 1 in 4 chance of being burgled again in the same house. Improving the locks on your doors and windows isn't going to help much.
Our experts have created a quick quiz so you can check the security of your home and garden. Use it to see just how secure YOUR home is and what else you could do to beat the burglars.
Click the image below and get started now!