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We provide some advice and tips on protecting your valuables & possessions in your home that will be at risk from burglars if you do not take preventions to stay safe.
Whilst the main emphasis is to keep burglars from a) targeting your property in the first place and b) gaining entry (and hence the emphasis on door & window security ), if a burglar does get into your home then here we cover some ways to keep your valuable possessions secure.
60% of burglary attempts on homes with alarms are unsuccessful HOWEVER 71% of homes still don’t have a working burglar alarm.
When it comes to burglar alarms there are 2 main types:-
These types of alarms will simply sound when triggered.
Monitored alarms will not only sound but also notify people when activated.
Yale external alarm box
Alarm panel inside the home
In order to get Police response then a URN is required which normally means the alarm has to have been installed and maintained by an NSI or SSAIB approved installer.
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Computers, cash, small electrical goods and jewellery are among the most commonly stolen items in domestic burglaries as they are small and relatively easy for the common thief to sell on.
Keep your valuables out of sight
For additional peace of mind, valuable items such as cash & jewellery can be stored in a professional specified and fitted home safe.
Gunnebo Safe – Protect your valuables by using a home safe
Yes, so-called “safes” can be purchased in supermarkets but you need to look for one that has 3rd party accreditation to ensure they actually keep things, well, safe!
Thieves will take the WHOLE safe with them – and spend as long as they want getting it open. The safe must be anchored to a secure object – either an external wall or a solid floor.
Store important documents and/or electronic data in a home safe:
Burton Safes Data Fire Safe – A Fire/Data safe will protect personal documents
If you unsure your local MLA locksmith will be able to advise accordingly.
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