How Criminals Choose a Property

In order to understand the best way to burglar-proof your property, you need to put yourself in the shoes of a criminal. After all, experts believe that they choose their targets based on a range of different elements and that you can counteract this by investing in your security. Read on to find out more information about how to keep your property secure…

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Criminals like to target properties that allow them to get in and out in the shortest amount of time possible and this means that things like high fences, locked gates and roller shutters can be a big deterrent. After all, they are all barriers that can make a burglary more of a risk and therefore deem your property an unnecessary risk.


Not getting caught is the number one rule for criminals and many of them will actually scout a property before they strike so they know when the owner will be out. With this said, CCTV cameras provide a degree of risk because they mean that the criminals must focus on hiding their face. In fact, most of the time they are deemed too dangerous and they will find an easier property to target.


Sometimes it is the subtle things that can keep your property secure. For example, motion activated spotlights attract attention to your property and the last thing criminals want is to alert the neighbours to suspicious activity. In addition to this, breaking into a property is often done quickly and quietly which means that roller shutters are considered a noisy target because the effort that is required to break through can also attract too much attention. When it comes to property secure, the most cost-effective method has got to be roller shutters. After all, they are made from aluminium which is a metal known for is durability and strength and the installation of one can be actually be enough to deter criminals away. To find out more about protecting your property, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!

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