Lack of intruder alarm contributes to increase in domestic burglaries in the UK.
Research conducted by Ageas Insurance shows just under one in two adults (47%) don't lock their front door when at home and more than one in ten (13%) only ever lock it at bedtime.
Home Office statistics say domestic burglaries are up 14% and could increase throughout the summer as people venture into their gardens and do not secure their homes. Homeowners are not aware of the amount of valuables on display to a would-be burglar when they are relaxing in their garden and just because they are at home does not mean their property is secure. People need to get into the habit of securing their home by locking doors and windows when they are at home, not just when they leave.
Installing an intruder alarm can give a visual deterrant to would-be burglars and also protect possessions as well as the occupants of a home. Whether the house is empty or occupied, an intruder alarm would alert occupants and neighbours of an intruder enabling a quicker response to call the police and protect the property.
The Chairman of UK Neighbourhood Watch Trust advises people to protect their homes as they would their cars. Make sure you are insured, always lock the doors and do not leave valuables on show.