In an interview with the Independent newspaper, former Burglar Michael Fraser (who featured on the BBC's 'Beat the Burglar' and 'To catch a thief' was interviewed regarding home security and ways in which a home owner can make their home more secure and uninviting to burglars.
"An opportunist will always walk along a street looking for telltale signs that you're careless."
Fraiser claims he's been able to deactivate many alarm systems in the past - "People tend not to have their alarms serviced. When they are serviced, the box on the outside of your house is cleaned, and a burglar will notice if it is dirty." - old, unserviced alarms are more likely to have vulnerabilities as well - something Fraiser discusses.
At Nationwide Fire & Security we are a certified member of the SSAIB's Approved Contractor Scheme - with the experience and knowledge to ensure that your home security system is installed correctly and complies with police and insurance guidelines.
Upgrading your existing alarm to a newer, more secure system and possibly arranging for alarm monitoring on your home may not only reduce the risk of being broken into - it can also help reduce your home insurance premiums as well.