The top ten Myths about Burglary.
1. No matter how much security you have, burglars will still get in..
Hmm.. To a certain extent, that’s true – but why would they bother? If you take steps to properly secure your house then virtually every potential burglar will pop next door and turn over your neighbours place.
2. No one will break into my place – there’s nothing to steal.!
Well, you may know that – but does the burglar? By the time he realizes that, he will have smashed his way through every piece of furniture you own. Much better to stop him getting access to start with.
3. They won’t get past my dog..!
Trust me, I’ve been on jobs with bailiffs where they’ve backed the Doberman into the kitchen with a piece of lambs liver and shut it in. A good burglar won’t have any trouble with your dog either.
4. Good burglars will stake out a house for weeks – they will know exactly when the occupiers are out..
No. Most burglars are opportunists, just taking a chance.
This top ten is still in progress, I would add some more, but I’m too busy running around after burglaries..!
Just as an aside, went to a job this morning where some low-life had garden hopped round the back and found their French doors hadn’t been locked. He (or she) crept in, found their bunch of keys and tried to nick their car. They got disturbed though, so got away empty handed. But make sure you check your doors are locked when you go to bed, even if you think your garden is too enclosed for burglars to get to!