The police have a tough job, but they aren’t always keen to have you help out and always advise against taking justice into your own hands.
But what about our home security?
What do the police think of taking our home security into our own hands?
Thanks to advances in technology, home security systems are much more sophisticated than they used to be. If they are well installed and maintained, and the homeowner knows how to use it properly, they can help police to catch a burglar, essentially, red-handed.
Let’s look at what police around the world are saying on the topic
- Victoria, AU Police website provides tips for securing your home, asking you to think about a couple things; namely, “Do I have adequate security” and “Am I using my home security system properly”. There is no point having the latest protection if it is not used for the purpose it was designed.
- Police.uk advises that homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Their list includes mention of home security cameras, “Install a visual burglar alarm”, and adequate lighting.
- London Metropolitan Police suggests that “You may also want to consider installing a burglar alarm system”. They duly warn, however, that “Alarms are no substitute for good basic security, like having secure doors and windows, so always upgrade these areas first.”
- Alarm.org’s article on top crime prevention tips for homeowners adds: “According to a survey conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 83 percent of convicted burglars said they would attempt to determine if a security system was present before attempting a burglary. In the article, Brian Crum, a police officer in Irving, Texas, states: “Criminals are very sharp when it comes to selecting a home… They can tell the difference between a real alarm sign in the front yard and a decoy.”
It’s no secret that video surveillance and home security systems are helping deter, catch and convict burglars. Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary.
The clear images make it much easier to get a conviction too. Combining common sense security measures with a low-cost, high-quality system will help you keep your bases covered and your home safe.