Stay on Top of Crime – How to Prevent Burglaries

June 2, 2020 3:41 pm


The country is just about ready to start heading back to work again and this causes a wide range of issues and concerns for people. It might not be your first thought, but burglaries should not be underestimated, and though chances of burglaries in the home have been low since everyone has been in, with people heading back to work it is important to ensure you do not attract opportunistic burglars. Here are three common burglaries and how you can prevent them.

Home Burglaries – If you are heading back to work, make sure that your home is safe from burglars by ensuring that all doors and windows are locked and secure before you leave the house. CCTV is a great deterrent to would be thieves so make sure that you have cameras facing places like windows and doors.

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Vehicle Burglaries – Some vehicles provide an easy target to thieves. Never leave your keys in the ignition or engine running when you get out and always keep your car locked. A ghost car alarm is also a great security gadget to have on your vehicle. Take care where you park your vehicle – somewhere busy and well lit is less likely to attract car thieves than a dark area.

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Office Burglaries – With many of us out of the office, thieves will be targeting empty offices – computers, money and personal information are prime targets for thieves. If you have an office, pop in and keep an eye on it regularly if you can. Collect post, as thieves will look for things like post building up as a sign the building is not being checked. Make sure that computers are all password protected, and that no personal information for customers or employees is in the office unless it is in a safe or filing cabinet locked away. Thieves will be on the hunt for things they can use to commit identity fraud.