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Domestic Burglaries Down by 4% on 2011

July 24, 2012 Alexandra Blakeman Housing Issues

Domestic burglaries are down by 4% in comparison to 2011. Click on image for original source.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that domestic burglaries are down by four percent in comparison to 2011. The ONS are attributing lower crime rates to the increased use of domestic security methods, such as window locks and alarm systems.

Secured By Design, owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers have been working to improve the security of new and refurbished homes for over twenty five years.

Alan McInnes, General Manager at Secured by Design, says: “Secured by Design has been working with the Industry on standards for domestic security for over twenty years and it is encouraging to see the continued fall in burglaries. We will continue to evaluate standards and our guidance documents to reflect the types of attacks homes experience.

Thieves will take anything that is not secured, breaking into sheds and garages taking garden furniture and bikes. Security around homes must not be forgotten and occupiers should take the opportunity to re-assess their home environment against Secured by Design.” Continued Alan McInnes “Our web site has sound crime prevention advice and there are many security products that can be used to secure belongings that meet our Police Preferred Specification”

If you’re thinking about installing some security measures into your home, take a look at our mini product focus below.

Product Focus:                                       

TS400 Intruder Alarm Panel from Homeguard Security Systems

The TS400 and TS410 are 6 zone microprocessor based intruder alarm panels. With wireless technology, Homeguard alarms offer excellent detection properties. The latest design in LED technology gives a highly visual deterrent to intruders and trespassers.

Rola Metal Casement Window Lock from Ironmongery Direct

Rola casement window lock is designed for metal, side hinged windows. Ironmongery Direct  supply the lock with self tapping screws and a 3mm packing piece. The lock is operated by a unique Rola Key which is sold separately.

For more domestic security products visit The Building Product Directory.


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