Have you just bought your first new home? Does it have an alarm system already fitted? If not, then installing a security alarm at home is the smartest decision to deter against theft or burglary.
More and more homeowners are fitting their homes with an alarm. Thieves are continually improving their techniques for breaking and entering, so it is increasingly difficult to secure your home against them and every day there are many burglaries which occur in homes across the country.
According to Oxford security services, companies that install alarms and monitor them 24 hours a day, with systems connected to a central monitoring station, are the only ones that can give you a specialised solution for the security of your home and your family.
Here are the biggest risks for homes that do not have an alarm connected to a central alarm station:
- Not having an alarm in the house connected to a monitoring centre makes it more vulnerable and makes it a priority target for thieves. They will always prefer unprotected houses.
- In uninhabited houses (e.g. vacation homes), owners never know what they will find when they return, and without a security system, they do not have control over what happens.
- Not having an alarm with video or image recording cameras or motion sensors that demonstrate the presence of intruders means that there is no evidence of what is happening; no evidence to identify thieves or to help in claiming losses through insurance, etc.
- Without an alarm, there is nothing to deter thieves or protect the house and its inhabitants. Only a good security alarm which is connected to a monitoring station can discourage the presence of intruders, detect them if they do enter, and activate the response protocol so that the police arrive quickly.
The most common methods of burglary in homes
- Bumping: They bypass the lock easily with a master key that is inserted and with a few taps they make the cylinders of the lock open the door.
- Picking: With the picklock, the door is forced to open by manipulating the internal locking systems of the lock.
- Drilling: Thieves carefully pierce the window frame to insert a wire with which to hook the crank, thus opening the window without making noise and preventing the occupants of the house and neighbours from being alerted.
- Magnet: It is used to turn the key that is in a lock, and thus open the lock.
- Marker: Thieves put small plastic markers in door frames; they then wait a few days, to see if they are still there or not, so they know if the house is uninhabited.
- Climbing: It is the riskiest way for intruders to enter homes. The thieves climb the walls to the roof or climb down from above to enter through the windows.
Most people can easily put a value on their property – but you cannot put a value on your own personal safety and security at home. Make sure your home is adequately protected with a fully monitored security alarm, for ultimate peace of mind.