The Places In The UK With The Most Break-Ins And How To Protect Your Property

The UK is a reasonably safe place to live when you consider other parts of the world. There are, however, some parts of the UK that are more susceptible to break-ins than other areas. It is not always densely populated cities with high rates of crimes either, some small towns and villages have made it onto the list. This does not mean that you should avoid these areas, but it is wise to take a few simple precautions. It is easier than you think to protect your home and family from break-ins, with commercial door locks at the top of the list. The areas that made the list include:

  • Ingatestone, Essex
  • Ilford, London
  • Leeds
  • Edinburgh
  • Manchester
  • Woking, Surrey
  • Solihull, Birmingham

These details came from a recent analysis of more than two million home insurance quotes. There are various categories of burglary. These include simple burglary, home Invasion and aggravated burglary. Commercial door locks are a must for any home. Here we look at some other measure you can take.

The Best Preventative Measures

  • Invest in good quality commercial door locks, such as those provided by Borg Locks.
  • Ensure all windows and doors are locked each time you go out, go in the garden or go to bed.
  • Install a burglary alarm. These are an excellent criminal deterrent, so be sure to make the presence of the alarm visible.
  • Install a CCTV system. These can be monitored from various devices and locations.
  • Ensure fencing and gates are stable and not broken or easy to break/climb over.
  • Invest in smart locks. You can lock these with an app or key fob and they are compatible with most types of door.
  • Light timers can make your home seem occupied when you are out. Also leaving a radio or tv on could give the illusion you are home and therefore deter criminals.
  • Hide any keys out of sight and make sure they are not reachable through the letterbox. Do not leave keys for other people under a mat or plant pot outside.

Contact Borg Locks for advice on keeping your property secure.

5th March 2020 | bl_admin | Posted In : Uncategorised
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