Jan 15, 2015
Homes come in many shapes and sizes from flats to caravans, from bungalows to terraced houses. There are many forms of housing and all of them need to be protected, unless of course you live in the centre of an active volcano like Dr Evil, but then you’ll probably have a whole host of other problems to deal with, so anyway, let’s focus on housing in London (never hurts to be specific). Fine, we’ll go even deeper and use Clapham (first place I thought of). Anyway let’s take a brief look at crime in Clapham and then we can move onto protecting your home.
For a full list of crime statistics, see this site. Let’s look at some of the highlights.
We can see on the website that they have a graph detailing the crimes between October 2013 and November 2014. It seems that anti-social behaviour won with 248 crimes committed, but that’s quite a broad thing, anti-social behaviour; what does that even entail? From the look of it there is no murder, which is always nice. You can peruse the others at your leisure, because the one we’re interested in is Burglary. Burglary is sitting at 125 incidents (convictions). It is the fifth highest crime in the area, but the number is quite low so we shouldn’t be too upset by that. Though, needless to say people need to be better educated on protecting their home from invaders. Maybe next year we can have that number as low as possession of weapons (6) – technically though, an egg could be used as a weapon, so...
Protect Your Home
Well, the first thing you should do is find Clapham Locksmiths by metrolocks.co.uk or a similar company. Once you have a strong super lock, and maybe an intercom and a chain, you can do some further protection. Once this is done you might want new windows. If you haven’t had new windows in the last 15 years, then chances are a thief and a crowbar could quite easily lift out of its place and gain entry. When you do get new windows, make sure you don’t leave it open for them to walk in and take what they want. Even if you’re in.
Lights are on, but no one’s home
A lot of people leave a light on when they aren’t home as a hope of deterring burglars, but they usually leave either the landing light on, the hallway light, or a strange lamp somewhere. Burglars aren’t stupid. They know this trick, however if you leave on a few lights, say a bedroom light and a kitchen light, they might get confused. They aren’t stupid, but they are cautious and won’t risk burglarising a house they aren’t sure is empty.
There are many ways to protect your home, so see this site for more. It always pays to be cautious … just ask burglars. Pay no expense for the protection of your home, as you’ll have to pay more to buy back all the stuff that gets stolen … and you can’t buy back memories.