With the vaccine roll-out forging ahead apace we are all gladdened to see light at the end of the tunnel and a return to life as normal. We as a society haven’t seen anything like this for at least a century and now we’re looking forward to enjoying getting back to work, shopping, socialising, holidays and trips to see family here and abroad.
Unfortunately that “return to normal” will apply to intruders and miscreants as well. Lockdown has meant that we’re all at home all the time, so the opportunities burglars thrive upon haven’t been available to them. In ‘normal’ times crime figures prove to be counter-intuitive to received wisdom. The common notion is that burglars break in at night, targeting rich households with jewellery and antiques which can be sold on the black market.
The reality is that most break-ins occur during the day when people are at work, the kids are at school, families are on holiday or another occasion when the house is empty. The burglaries also take place most often during the day. Look at it from the thief’s point of view:
The house is probably empty until at least 3.30 if there are children, or after 5 if there are only working adult residents
Daylight means they can see clearly, no suspicious lights going on and off, or torches indoors when the neighbours know the property should be empty
People are less suspicious of people acting suspiciously during the day than they are at night
Daylight means less chance of accidents climbing fences or scaling ladders, people will ignore barking dogs, security lights don’t attract attention
What all this means is that now is the perfect time to consider installing or adding to your current home security array. Taking advantage of the latest Smart Home Security devices is so much easier and less expensive than it was when CCTV relied on cable based monitoring and video recording. Instead Smart Home Security cameras and monitors use wifi and GSM to send images and audio direct to your phone so you can see who is on your property, to your computer, or to a cloud storage service where it can be kept and reviewed should you need to refer to it later.
Many Smart Home Security cameras have a mic and speaker so you can speak to whoever comes to your door, which is fantastic for many reasons. You can talk to delivery drivers, canvassers or sales people without having to go to the door. You can tell intruders that you’re recording them and they better run away before they get themselves into trouble, or you could simply tell the neighbour’s kid to get off your lawn!
Professionally installed Smart Home Security cameras will give you an unrivalled view of your home or business premises, they can be placed wherever they’re needed in order to cover not only doors and windows, but outbuildings, workshops, garages, barns and stables too. This means that you can have comprehensive Smart Home Security coverage of any valuable inventory, livestock, tools and machinery, cars and motorcycles at your fingertips at all times.
Security cameras have a proven record of not only capturing video evidence of break-ins and theft, but prevent break-ins from occurring in the first place by discouraging opportunistic burglars from targeting homes and properties where they can be clearly seen. Interviews with reformed professional criminals and those prepared to speak about their methods will admit that the key things which put them off of a building include cameras, alarm systems, dogs, and sturdy looking well maintained, and most importantly locked, windows and doors.
If you’re interested in improving your home or business security before we return to usiness as Normal then give Briant Communications a call on 01273 465377 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free, no obligation appointment with our experienced, qualified professional, PPEquipped Covid compliant installation engineers.