In the year 2014, there were an estimated 6.9 million incidents of crime against households and resident adults in England and Wales. This is a 7% decrease compared with the previous year’s survey, and means homeowners are around a third less likely to be a victim of a burglary than they were in 1995. Today just three in 100 households are likely to experience burglary in any given year.
However, according to criminologists, this decrease in household crime is likely to be a result of ‘target hardening’. This refers to the fact that homeowners are making it more difficult for criminals to steal from them, for example by increasing household security. Essentially, advances in the technology and uptake of home security systems is driving down household crime rates right across the UK.
Do you need a home security system?
You might think you don’t have enough of value in your home to bother with an investment in household security measures. However, the repercussions of a break in or theft from a home can be severe. Victims of burglary describe emotions and feelings that can affect all areas of their life, such as:
- Constant, overwhelming fear
- Anger and resentment
- Grief over lost belongings
- No longer feeling safe in their home
- Guilt at having allowed this to happen
Burglaries affect different people in different ways, but often even if nothing was actually stolen, the thought of someone being in their home, rummaging through their belongings, makes victims feel incredibly upset. Children in particular can end up incredibly frightened by the experience, and in cases where items of great sentimental value are lost, the feelings can remain for a very long time.
How we can help
Gsec4 specialises in the supply and installation of top quality, affordable home security systems. We can help you protect your home, family and belongings in an effective manner, without breaking the bank. Our team is able to offer advice on the best solution for your home, whether that involves a secure entry system, an intruder alarm or a strategically placed CCTV camera.
Not only can we design, supply and install the ideal household security solution for your situation and budget, we will also be there to help you going forward too. We offer remote CCTV monitoring from just £10 (+VAT) per camera per month, which offers great peace of mind if you’re going to be away for any length of time. We are also on hand to perform routine CCTV and alarm system maintenance, repairs and modifications to ensure your investment is working well for you all year round.
Getting in touch
Call or email us today to discuss your requirements. Tell us about your home, your lifestyle and your budget, and we’ll help you settle on the right security solution for you. With over 35 years’ experience in the security industry, you can be confident that Gsec4 are the right choice to make when it comes to the safety of your home and family.
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