It’s 5pm on Friday night, you and all your friends have planned to catch up for a beer. You meet at your favourite place, have a few drinks and relax. You’re having a great time, catching up and swapping work stories until you get a call from the police. Your house has been burgled.
You have a moment of panic and disbelief as your friends watch your expression change. You stand up and try to find a quiet place to talk, the only place you find is the bathroom. You talk to the officer who explains that the neighbour heard strange noises coming from your house and called the police. You hang up the phone and look at yourself in the bathroom mirror for a long moment to collect your thoughts.
Everything from that point on is a blur. You vaguely remember saying goodbye to your friends and finding a cab. You arrive at your house to find several police cars parked out the front. As you step out of the cab you notice your front door has been taken off its hinges and there’s broken glass on the floor. You speak to the police and file a report. You look around your house, not knowing where to go from here.
In the United States, a burglary occurs every 15 seconds, most of which take place on a Friday night. If only you had known…
WHY FRIDAY NIGHT?
Burglars live amongst us, you have probably passed one in the street today or on the train this morning. Without the masks they look just like everyone else. They read the same newspapers, browse the same social media channels and drink the same coffee. They know what you know, which means they know you have plans tonight.
They aren’t looking for confrontation, they just want your things. They take advantage of the times you let your guard down. You can’t be a robot, you need time to relax, after all you’ve had a long week. There are things you can do to prevent them without hiring a security guard or sleeping with a gun under your pillow.
Would be the first question on your mind when you get that call. Why did this happen to you? And why now? It was just a normal night. The answer is simple, you were unprepared and unlucky.
There is certain criteria that makes your home an easy target for burglars. The shrubs growing outside your house provided adequate cover, the darkness in your house gave away your absence (or maybe it was your Twitter post), the tools you left in the shed made access possible and the window you left open made it easy. Your nice car in the driveway spurred the interest and your expensive gadgets made it worthwhile.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You spend long days at work so you can live the life you want. You buy things to make you happy and comfortable. You strive to achieve your dreams and you look toward the future.
So wouldn’t it make sense to invest a little time in protecting your house, your things and your life?
Today, right now, do this.
- Sign up for Cammy Home Alarm
- Download the Cammy app
- Start monitoring
Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy those Friday drinks after work knowing your home is safe and sound. Get started now.
Still not convinced? Check out or burglar statistics infographic.
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