The majority of burglaries that occur are opportunity based, in which a burglar will seize an easy opportunity when they spot a weakness in a property. One of the best ways to stop this is to use deterrents, such as alarm systems and CCTV, which aim to prevent burglaries from happening before the burglar even attempts to access your property.
Here at Locks and Hardware Direct we have a huge range of burglary deterrents, which can be viewed below. If you have any further queries about any of our products then please get in touch with our team of experts by phoning 0800 304 7355.
Alarm systems are a great deterrent to stop burglaries. Firstly, they let potential burglars know that they will have limited time if they try to break into your property, with the alarm system alerting others as soon as you attempt to break in. Secondly, they show that you take your security seriously. If you have an alarm system then your also likely to have invested in other areas of security too, meaning that they will expect your property harder to break into compared to others.
CCTV & Dummy CCTV
CCTV can be another great way in which you can deter potential burglars, due to the fact that they won’t want to be caught on camera. However, getting a full CCTV system installed and maintained can become expensive, that’s where dummy CCTV comes in. These fake cameras are designed to look like the real thing, fooling any potential burglars, whilst coming in at a fraction of the cost. We have a range of Dummy CCTV Cameras available for either indoor or outdoor use.
Further Tips To Deter Burglary
There are many ways in which you can deter burglars from attempting to break into your property. Here are some further tips to keep your properties secure:
- Motion Lights – burglars don’t want to be seen, and a motion light will announce that they’ve arrived at your property and literally shine the light on them. This can also help alert occupants or neighbours and will make it a lot harder for the burglar to try and gain entry without being noticed.
- Maintain Your Boundary – this can make it harder for potential burglars to get close to your property. An unkempt boundary, such as overgrown hedges, can give potential burglars additional hiding places so it’s important to keep these maintained.
- Get A Dog – Whilst this may not be for everyone, this has been proven to be one of the most effective burglar deterrents out there, with most burglars avoiding properties with dogs.