Today - the 22nd of September - is the first day of autumn. The nights have already started drawing in, and the days will only get shorter from here.
Autumn can be a magical time, but unfortunately, the longer nights do make things easier for burglars. According to insurance data from recent years, break-ins become 34% more common after the clocks have gone back, and it's not hard to guess why: criminals generally prefer to operate under cover of darkness, and there's more darkness to be had in autumn and winter than in spring and summer.
Selecting the right security system for your home or business can be a tricky business. There are so many different types of security system to chose from - is one as good as any other?
Well, not exactly. Different security systems are suited to different jobs, so when you're trying to pick the ideal system for your premises, you should first ask yourself what exactly you're trying to achieve.
According to Statista, the number of burglary offences recorded in England and Wales dropped off massively between 2002/03 and 2019/20.
- In 2002/03, the total number of burglaries in England and Wales stood at approximately 890,100.
- By 2019/20, the total number stood at around 365,000 - a whopping 525,000 difference!
With such a huge change in the number of burglaries occurring, it's fair for homeowners to ask whether or not they even need a home security system. Well, we at IDS Security Systems believe - despite the significant drop in burglaries over the last 15 years or so - that an efficient and effective home security system is still worth investing in.
Thinking of investing in a home security system? Wondering whether it's worth the cost?
It's easy to convince yourself that you can get by without a security system. Depending on where you live, you're probably not all that likely to be the victim of a break-in. But house alarms and security cameras are like insurance policies: by the time you actually want one, it's usually too late.
One of the most reliable ways that you can protect your property is by installing a high-quality intruder alarm system. Regardless of the size of your premises, ensuring that your doors, windows and other entry points are secure is vital to keeping your valuables, family and employees safe at all times.
Over time, studies have shown that buildings that have an effective burglar alarm system installed are up to three times less likely to be broken into than a building without any protection at all. Therefore, having one installed is something that all building owners should at least consider.
Here, we take a closer look at burglar alarms, how exactly they work and the advantages they offer when installed.