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How to stop your home or businesses being targeted by criminals

Two burglars in masks exiting a building

Tips on Preventing Burglars

Burglary victims often wonder why the burglar picked on their house or business.

Burglary, on the whole, is an opportunist crime. A burglar will select his target because it offers him the best opportunity to carry out his crime undetected and with the fewest number of obstacles in his way. A building that presents itself as unoccupied and insecure is far more likely to be targeted than one which is properly secured:

  • side gates open
  • accessible windows open
  • ladders left out, allowing access to otherwise inaccessible windows
  • garden tools available to force entry
  • untrimmed hedges or high fences preventing natural surveillance

Each of these makes access to the building far simpler and is an indication to the prospective burglar that it’s worth a second look.

Monitor and manage who has access to your premises. Regularly audit keys and access cards, and consider electronic access control systems for more sophisticated management.

Remember: Remove the Opportunity – Prevent the Burglary

Visibility and Lighting

Well-lit premises are less appealing to burglars. Ensure outdoor areas are illuminated, especially during the darker winter months, to reduce hiding spots and increase the perceived risk for intruders.

Maintenance and Vigilance

Regular checks and maintenance of your security systems ensure they’re always ready. Unexpected visits to your business can also disrupt potential burglary plans, showing that the premises are monitored and cared for.

Professional Support

Engaging with a reputable security provider like Vox Security means you have the expertise and support to tailor a security solution that meets your unique needs, backed by ongoing service and maintenance.

Final thoughts:

Taking proactive steps to secure your commercial premises can significantly reduce the risk of burglary. By combining physical security measures with electronic surveillance and alarm systems, you create a robust defense that protects your assets, employees, and peace of mind.

For more detailed advice, tailored to your specific needs, consider consulting with Vox Security. With experience and a commitment to your safety, we’re here to help you navigate the complexities of commercial security.

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