This short video applies to every Essex resident but especially those in Havering, where it was filmed. Watch this callous burglar as he walks local streets and shows how your home could be his next target!
There's something particularly chilling about the way this burglar walks up and down the local streets. The familiar roads that we live in and bring up our families, he sees as his personal shopping aisles!
Unlike a lot of standard Police crime prevention information, this video really highlights the risks in your neighbourhood. Much more close to home...
Click play below and see what we mean!
As horrible as that was to watch, at least we got to see what put him off. A good quality intruder alarm was a clear deterrent - but he did mention that people may not have it switched on!
That's where a smart home security alarm comes in. You can set these via an app on your phone or tablet. So if you do forget, or you want to check that the last person out set the alarm, you can do it instantly. It's peace of mind in the palm of your hand...
You can also be alerted if the alarm is triggered. Of course that's not much use if you're miles away so how do you get automatic Police response?
For that you need an accredited installer and a maintenance contract. Read all about it here! You can also tap the button below to ask a question or request a FREE survey.
Another good deterrent is home CCTV. You can have cameras for indoors and out and view footage on your mobile. Doorbell cameras are popular but easy for criminals to cover so get a professional in for a survey. They can also make sure you're not breaking any privacy laws or upsetting the neighbours.
Blake's are NSI Gold and SSAIB accredited so you know you'll get the best service and equipment. Villains like the one on the video know the difference between a cheap DIY kit and a proper installation!
Our experts have created a quick quiz to give residents an idea of how a burglar sees their home. Click below to start and find out just what the robber walking down YOUR road sees...