Reasons to Install a Home Security Alarm/CCTV!!!

Whether you live alone or you live with a family of children and elderly, there are many reasons as to why you should install a home security camera. With the rise in home burglary each year, it is important to keep your family protected. Statistics show that burglary accounts for over 20% of property crimes in recent years. Of all burglaries, an estimate of 61% involved forcible entry, 32% were unlawful entries without force and the remaining 7% were from forcible entry attempts. Statistics also show that over 63% of residential burglaries occurred during the day time, when most people were not in the house.

2011 report reveals November is the most burgled month of the year.
November 2nd 2011: Burglaries in Ireland have increased by 4.12% in the twelve months between July 2010 and June 2011, according to the latest figures published in  2011 Burglary Report*. Dublin continues to top Ireland’s burglary table, with burglaries increasing 13% this year and accounting for 42% of burglaries nationwide. When this figure is combined with the surrounding commuter belt (Wicklow, Kildare, Meath and Louth) it climbs to 63% of all burglaries nationwide.
Worryingly, the 2011 report revealed that November is the most likely month of the year for burglaries to occur, which indicates that home owners should remain security aware as we move into the winter months. The 2011 report also reinforces previous findings as once again it determined that burglars no longer strike solely under the cover of darkness. For the fifth year in a row, the most likely time of day to be burgled is between 12pm and 4pm (23%).

This stresses the importance of installing a home security camera. Many cameras offer the ability to watch a video camera online accessible from any location with internet. This helps you to feel safer about your home and more alert should anything happen. By installing a home security camera, you are able to report home burglaries with proof to your nearest police station facilitating the process in finding the robber. You are not only doing yourself a favour, but probably those homes in your area that have been robbed as well. Home burglaries usually occur in a chain and by having a home security camera, you have a higher chance in finding the person who committed the crime.

One-third of burglars force entry through a window or door

Outside Dublin, the most targeted counties were Kildare (7.9%), Wicklow (4.9%), Meath (4.2%) and Cork (4%).

  • For nine of the past eleven years semi-detached homes represent the most targeted type of dwelling (21%)
  • Thursday, which accounts for 16.5% of all burglaries in 2011 is the most targeted day of week
  • For the fifth year in a row, three bedroom homes remain the most targeted (43.73%)
  • 74% of homes burgled did not have a monitored alarm in place – further highlighting the need for homeowners with no household security to be more diligent!