Home security needs to keep abreast of new ‘trends’ in housebreaking as robbers find alternative ways of staying one step ahead of our efforts to keep them out of our homes, or become more blasé with each successful home invasion. Here are two new developments and how to combat them by improving your home security.
The first disturbing trend shows what happens when we neglect to use our home security when entertaining. It appears that house invaders are gate-crashing parties and robbing all the guests as well as the homeowners. It may be a bit of an urban legend, but everyone seems to know of a case close to home.
The strategy makes perfect sense: large groups mean a large haul of ‘goodies’ that are easy to re-sell, such as cell phones and jewellery. Apparently they leave in a car of their choice, as it’s silly not to hand over your car keys when a gun is pointed at your head.
The second trend is not really new, but has taken a novel turn. It was reported in a national newspaper that ‘snacking’ on the job has always occurred during house robberies, but home invaders sometimes take it a step further and cook themselves a meal while helping themselves to your possessions.
Clever crooks choose a time when they know the home owners are away or at work. They let themselves in and take their time, cooking food, drinking any alcohol they find, watching a bit of TV and in one case, trying out the Jacuzzi.
To avoid becoming a victim of these cheeky developments, Trellidor suggest you take charge of your home security. Here are some suggestions:
If you need help with taking charge of your home security, contact your nearest Trellidor franchise.
Ordering your Trellidor is easy! We have over 70 stores around South Africa, so by booking an appointment with one of our trained security experts located near you, you will get the best deals and understanding about your home / business security.
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