Do burglars return? They say lightning doesn’t strike twice but sadly, burglars do!

How often do burglars return after a robbery? A Churchill Insurance report shows burglary victims have more than a one in four chance of a repeat attack. Some poor souls are 8% more likely to be burgled twice or more times after the first.

Why do burglars return?

  • They know the layout of your property
  • They know the best escape routes
  • They figure you’re likely to have shiny new things replacing what they snatched the first time
  • They want items they couldn’t take last time
  • They have an idea of your routines and the best times to target you.
  • They’re lazy! Why bother to work hard and rob somewhere new when they already have notes on your place?!

Another reason burglars return is that 92% of burglary victims didn’t install or upgrade their home security system after the attack!

That’s a shocking number of people that continued to rely on luck – something that didn’t work the first time.

Would you do that with your car brakes?

How can I stop burglars coming back?

If you’ve been through the agony of a burglary, you’ll know the sickening impact it has on your emotions.

Losing treasured possessions is bad enough. Losing the sense of safety in your own home is devastating. Sleepless nights, depression, anxiety and even panic attacks have been reported as symptoms. No-one would wish to experience that again. So how can you avoid burglars returning?

Research shows the most common reaction to a home robbery is to change the locks. A good start… but your burglar may have already spotted other ways in. The best thing to do is a total security audit of your property.

Put yourself in a burglar’s shoes. If you were going to attempt to break in, which weak-points would you target?

Better still, get a professional to survey your home. They know exactly what to look for and how to fix it.

 

Take action, before the burglars strike again…

Can you put a price on protecting your home and family? Hoping for the best and falling into a false sense of security after a break in will NOT stop burglars from returning.

Don’t be fooled into thinking a cheap “off the shelf” kit will deter a repeat performance. Dummy boxes and cameras are also easily spotted by burglars. A professionally installed, high quality system is the best way to safeguard your precious people and hard-earned possessions.

If you have an alarm system, consider upgrading.

If you don’t have one, one of our professionals can visit your home and quote you for a system that fits your needs. Whether that’s:

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