The results of our home security survey showed a third of homes burgled in Ireland have a security alarm and yet are still targeted. Stop the Burglar say many burglars try to enter via a door on an alarmed house. That way they have 40 seconds before the alarm goes off. As the average burglary only last 2min, this is a lot of time!
Although alarm systems can act as a deterrent, particularly if they are monitored, other actions should be taken to manage your home security.
It is important to be vigilant if going on holidays, especially if your home is unoccupied. Get a neighbour or friend to regularly check on your property, switching lights on and off. Other than that, here are our top tips for nailing your home security:
These are our top tips but we also spoke to some Irish security experts to get their opinion on keeping your home secure this winter is there anything you would add? Remember it is important to have comprehensive home and contents insurance so you can quickly replace anything that may be damaged or stolen in a burglary and get your life back on track as soon as possible.