What Do Burglars Look For When Targeting Homes for a burglary?

When fallen victim to a burglary it is common for most to put it down to just bad luck, however from a security professionals’ perspective, in most cases there is always at least one thing that stands out that has made their home an easy target for thieves.

The best security advice we can provide to any home or business it to ensure that your security measures are as good as they can be as burglars will find this off putting and look for an easier target. In order to do this you need to assess what measures you already have in place and then see how they can be improved upon.

Here at Alcatraz – Edinburgh Locksmiths we are more than happy to advise all of our customers in Edinburgh what they can do to improve their home security and offer security solutions to suit both their needs and budgets.

When it comes to picking a target for a burglary, thieves often find homes and businesses with complex security measures quite off putting so if you make a point of improving your security measures you are less likely to become a target. It is common for a burglar to spend a bit of time in an area to assess what properties will be the easiest targets. It is security measures that are visible form the outside of a property that are most effective at deterring burglars so these measures are what you should first focus your attention on.

Visible Security Measures
• Multiple Locks
• High Security Locks
• Lock Guards
• Window Locks
• Alarms
• Security Grilles
Less Visible Security Measures Making Access Difficult For Burglars
• Hinge Bolts
• London Bars
• Birmingham Bars

Although these measures cannot be seen by potential burglars, they do in fact make it very difficult for a burglar to gain entry to your home or business and this could be the difference between an attempted burglary and a successful burglary.
Basic Security Measures Every Property Should Have In Place
To best protect your property from burglars there are some basic security measures that every home or business should have in place even if you don’t want high security locks or visible security measures.
• All windows should have key operated locks installed
• External doors should have a 5 leaver BS3621 dead lock installed

If you don’t have these basic security measures installed, then it is highly recommended that you get this resolved as soon as possible. Most local locksmiths will stock these locks and will be able to help secure you home or business on the same day you make the call.

Once you have the basic security measures in place you can then focus on some of the higher security measures, we have mentions in order to help reduce the chances of your home or business becoming a target for burglaries.

If you would like more information on how to improve the security measures at your home or business or would like to implement some of the measures, we have mentioned above at your property then contract Alcatraz – Edinburgh Locksmiths today – 0131 467 7675