UK crime rates have increased significantly in the last decade, and falling police numbers add to the concern of UK home and business owners. We look at how you can protect your loved ones and your property from the everyday risk of burglary.
In 2017, despite our faith in police and investigative technology, only 14 arrests are made for every 100 burglaries in the UK. This shockingly low figure reflects the national average, and in some parts of the country the arrest rate is even lower; there are only seven arrests per 100 burglaries in the West Midlands, for example.
We have all seen in movies high tech burglars hacking surveillance cameras, reflecting lasers with mirrors or revealing them with make up powder. But do you know how home burglar alarm sensors actually work, and how secured it can be?
Ever since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation hit our screens in 2000 and familiarized people with forensic science, the public has devoured anything and everything related to crime. some people believe that such shows have given criminals an education in forensic science.
Smart devices with their own WiFi connections have begun to move into almost all sections of society, and it is redefining our conception of home security products.
Did you know burglars have a secret code? Read about all the tricks that burglars use and learn how to protect yourself effectively.
Burglary spikes in Christmas and January due to opportunistic thieves looking to score a haul of gifts. Read our tips and have a merry (secure) Christmas!