New research from Churchill Home Insurance has found that burglary victims have more than a 1 in 4 chance of being burgled again. Even an 8% chance of being burgled two or more times on the same property. However, despite the high likelihood of repeated attacks on their property and belongings, almost 1 in 10 of those who have been burgled say they did not use the opportunity to upgrade any of their existing security systems, deciding instead to rely on measures that had already failed to protect their home. A repeat offender would be able to use exactly the same method to get into their property and steal their belongings.
According to the research, when burglary victims did improve their security, the most popular measures to upgrade were front and back door locks and new windows. Despite being ‘successfully’ burgled, 92% of victims did not upgrade their alarm, choosing instead to rely on the existing system. The average amount spent by people looking to improve security measures after being burgled is £314. While one in six (16%) spent less than £100 on new security measures. However, even the most state-of-the-art security upgrades were not enough for eight per cent of victims, who claim that they moved home after being burgled.
TIP: We all love our homes and work hard to earn the money to spend it creating the right look – we certainly don’t want any unwelcome visitors helping themselves to our goods, nor to be emotionally forced to move home – which costs tens of thousands of pounds. Instead, get an insurance-approved alarm from an accredited, professional installer like Third Eye Installation Systems. An average installation breaks down at £12 per week over one year! No monthly costs, 12 months of maintenance included and guaranteed parts and labour in this period. Call now and let us “Keep a Secure EYE on your Home and Business” at 0208 368 1080 or email@example.com
For more information on how to keep your home safe, read our other blogs. Alternatively, keep up to date with the Met Police and find out what’s happening in your area.