It is heartening to hear that burglaries of homes and business premises in the Staffordshire area have been steadily falling for some time.
But it will be not much comfort to know that county-wide burglary levels across Staffordshire are down from previous years if it is your home or business that has been broken into.
It will be especially painful if no burglar alarm is fitted to your property and you are faced with extensive, damage and valuable items stolen.
Agencies warn that the trauma of suffering a burglary can be every bit as shocking as the loss of personal possessions or the damage caused to property and belongings during the break-in.
The invasion of privacy and feelings of insecurity can result in real psychological harm to victims who may suffer symptoms for many years after the event.
Although crime levels are on a downward trend, the UK crime statistics for Staffordshire reveal 2,503 burglaries recorded in the year to November 2018 and a total of 5,475 reported incidents of criminal damage or arson across the county.
Those figures amount to a great many incidents of burglary or criminal damage being reported to Staffordshire Police every single day.
PoliceUK collates and records crime figures for police forces throughout Britain. And it warns that premises without any burglar alarm systems in place will be up to five times more likely to be targeted by intruders than properties that have adopted even the most basic of security measures.
They list a number of home safety measures that everyone should take to protect homes and businesses:
Staffordshire Police has produced a brochure giving home security advice which includes:
They say that many burglars will avoid breaking into a property where a response alarm is fitted, and their advice is to get professionals to install the intruder alarm and to explain how to operate it correctly.
UK CrimeStats provides burglary crime statistics for Staffordshire based on data collated by the Economic Policy Centre.
Protecting your family or your business is of primary importance. Only the expert installation of high quality and proven security equipment by an accredited Staffordshire burglar alarm company will provide you with full peace of mind when it comes to protecting your property, your family or your employees.
With years of experience in the security industry, competitive pricing, and high-quality components Crown Securities can provide the complete business and home security service across Staffordshire and the surrounding areas.
We cover all aspects of home safety, from the installation of burglar alarm systems to maintenance of existing networks; from consultation on security systems to CCTV cameras, security gates and door entry.
We also offer a highly responsive emergency call-out service to repair any Staffordshire burglar alarm system, even one installed by someone else.
Our Freephone number is 0800 019 1131. Ring us today for a no-obligation assessment.
Crown Securities serves all of Staffordshire, including Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford, Leek, Kidsgrove, and Stone.
We are Gold NSI Accredited with more than 20 years experience installing, maintaining and repairing home security and burglar alarms Staffordshire. We also install CCTV surveillance cameras, security gates, and door entry access systems.