A burglary is one of the greatest fears of any business owner. It can jeopardize your livelihood, make you feel personally violated and may even risk injury or loss of life. Not only is your business the source of your income, but it’s also that of your employees. It is emotional and incredibly personal to experience a burglary, but business owners and employees, along with law enforcement, must respond to the crime quickly and carefully
Do surveillance cameras reduce crime?
Most burglars enter houses through those entry points as well as the front door, the back door, or the garage. Burglars want their jobs to be as easy as possible, so if they know you leave for work at 8 a.m. every day and don’t return until 6 p.m., they’re most likely to strike when you’re gone
The panel stated that CCTV cameras are the biggest deterrents for thieves. However, despite this, 14 percent of adults say that they have CCTV cameras installed in their home. To reduce the odds of being targeted, CCTV should be at the top of your list of things to consider
Installed in their home
Former burglars say barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrent
Ex-criminals explains to Insurance most thieves are opportunists who tend to avoid difficult break-ins
Burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs, according to a panel of former criminals.
Nearly half of the 12 former burglars consulted by Co-op Insurance said most thieves were opportunists wandering the streets who would avoid difficult break-ins that were likely to attract attention.
The most effective deterrents for home burglaries and car theft were CCTV cameras, the panel said.
They also named loud barking dogs, strong heavy doors, a TV
Top 10 deterrents for burglars
- CCTV camera
- Remote off-site monitoring
- Sound of a barking dog
- Strong, heavy doors
TVthat has been switched on
- Cars parked on
- Overlooking property
- Surrounding fences
- Gates outside the property
- Motion-activated security lights
“Sadly, break-ins do happen and this study reinforces the need for greater home security.”
– John Smith –