An invasion condition may be devastating for any property owner. What can you do to address such a potential issue? First, we have to get into the mind of an intruder. A study conducted in former criminals shows that the best deterrent to burglars is security guards, surveillance cameras, guard dogs, heavy doors and street lighting. The invaders are opportunists and in order to understand their mentality we need to understand their behaviors and habits. Below are some behaviors and habits of a burglar in sparsely populated areas.
Behaviors & habits
- In densely populated areas, burglaries usually occur during the day while you are at work.
- Non-residential areas are usually targeted during the night.
- Burglars tend not to carry equipment, as this facilitates a faster getaway. They often use anything they find on the spot.
- Violations and trespasses are usually committed by a lonely burglar or two at the most.
- Most invaders enter through an unlocked door or window.
- Money, jewelry, electronic items and personal data are the real usual goals.
- A burglary can last up to 10 minutes.
What security precautions should I take?
Bearing in mind some of their habits, it will help us to choose how to proceed in terms of our security measures. Investing in the right security measures can help you a lot, not only to deter criminals from your business or home, but will also give you the tranquility you always wanted. Based on some of the burglars’ habits, there are certain security measures to consider:
- Security cameras
- Alarm systems
- Security personnel
- Motion sensor lighting
- Perimeter Fences
- A guard dog
- Warning signs
- Heavy doors
- Window bars