Increasing numbers are turning to burglar alarm installations at homes and businesses across Shropshire as crime figures show a worrying trend.
The numbers of burglaries in Shropshire may be relatively small compared to urban areas of Britain, but that is little comfort to those whose homes or business have been hit by thieves.
The aftermath of a burglary to your property can mean much more than the loss of precious valuables, the costs of repairing the damage or having to replace locks on all your doors and windows.
Psychologists point to the genuine trauma that victims can undergo in the wake of an attack. People may no longer feel safe in their family home while business staff may need counselling after the shock of a break-in.
Fortunately, Shropshire burglary figures compare well with other areas of the UK where burglary and criminal damage can be a significant problem. But it is still a sobering fact that a total of 1,569 burglary offences were committed in the county of Shropshire in the 12 months to August 2018 combined with 1,870 cases reported of criminal damage and arson.
PoliceUK regularly analyses data on crime and policing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including burglary, and warns that premises with no security alarm measures in place are up to five times more likely to be broken into than those taking even the simplest and most basic precautions against break-ins and thefts
Even a few simple security steps can make a big difference in keeping your Shropshire home, office or business premises safer. The main ones, according to PoliceUK, are to:
You can find similar advice from Shropshire Council whose website states that many thieves will think twice about breaking into a property where a security response alarm has been installed.
Shropshire Council also warns against burglar alarm installations carried out on the cheap; they may be low cost but they can prove to be much less reliable. They advise that:
As part of its crime prevention advice to homeowners, the Metropolitan Police says that a correctly installed burglar alarm is the most effective deterrent again intruders and that it should be fitted by an installer affiliated to an accredited board such as the National Security Inspectorate (NSI).
Shropshire burglary statistics are provided by UK CrimeStats based on data from the Economic Policy Centre.
NSI Gold accredited Crown Securities offers a broad range of wired, wireless and hybrid home intruder alarm systems throughout Shropshire and surrounding counties using the very latest technology.
Our Shropshire burglar alarm installations are carried out and maintained by NSI accredited experts, and the company offers free advice on the best way to protect your home against intruders.
We are confident we can supply, fit and maintain a home security system that will meet your full protection needs and fit your pocket.
Our Freephone number is 0800 0191131, so please call ring for a no-obligation assessment of your home or business security needs. We also offer a quick response alarm emergency call-out service across Shropshire no matter which firm has installed your burglar alarm system.
We carry out burglar alarm installations across the whole of Shropshire, the West Midlands and Mid Wales, including the Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Welshpool, Wrexham, Whitchurch, Telford and Wolverhampton areas.
Crown Securities is Gold Accredited by the NSI which is recognised as the leading certification body for security and fire protection industries in Britain. We have more than 20 years experience in installing, maintaining and repairing security alarms in Shropshire and beyond.
From burglar alarms installations or CCTV camera networks, security gates and door entry access systems, Crown Securities can provide a full range of quality, reliable security solutions.