‘Shocking’ Increase in Burglaries Across The UK
Figures released by UK Crime Stats show that in November 2017 there was one burglary every minute in the UK. That’s almost 40,000 burglaries reported across the country during that time. That works out as almost 90 extra burglaries in the month compared to the same period the year before.
However, there are measures that can be used to make sure homes are safe and secure. West Midlands Police recommend several ways to protect your home, including having an alarm system installed in Birmingham.
Crime Reduction Manager for West Midlands Police, Mark Silvester, said: “One of the main benefits of intruder alarms is that they create noise and the last thing that a burglar wants is to be seen or heard. That makes them very effective. They also provide a visible deterrent on the outside of your property.”
Mark added: “Burglars target homes where there are no visible signs of protection such as alarms or security lighting."
All the research shows that burglar alarms are an effective tool. Police state that homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled – which is a shocking statistic. Having a Burglar alarm installed could dramatically reduce your chances of falling victim to intruders.
West Midlands Police say burglary rates have increased recently in parts of the region - in line with the national trend. Criminals are focusing on homes with poor security to steal jewellery, phones and tablet computers - all of which are easy to sell on - or cash.
A Smart Home Alarm from SmartInstall is easy to use and great value for money. Starting from just £349, the alarm system is fully installed and demonstrated to the customer by one of our friendly engineers. The SmartInstall technical support team are then on hand for you should you need any further help.