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Do you know what burglars really hate?
A survey conducted by DUMA* of police detainees provided some interesting insights into the type of things that burglars consider before deciding whether or not to break into a property or move on. When asked which factors would most likely deter them from entering a property unlawfully, the presence of noisy dogs and working security alarm systems were on top of the list.
*Survey source: Drug Use Monitoring in Australia
More tips for deterring burglars
Dwellings without the following precautions were most easily burgled. Surveyed criminals also commented on how many people would leave spare keys in places where they could easily be found, like under pot plants and door mats.
- Lights on in the property
- Security grilles on windows or doors
- Properties in areas unfamiliar to them
- High visibility from the road
- Working sensor lights
- The presence of gates.
What's the chances of being broken into again?
Once you've been burgled, you’re at even greater risk of being broken into again. his is because the offenders already know the layout of your home or business and are happy to wait until you’ve replaced your stock or valuables before paying you a second visit. If you’ve already been broken into, consider installing a monitored security alarm system from Instant Security Systems.