Inside The Mind of a Burglar… Think Like Them and React!
How do burglars think? Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a burglar? It is worth thinking about because it really could help you prevent burglary.
As a North London Locksmith I have learnt a lot about burglaries and burglars over the past years. This is what I know about how burglars operate….
Financial gain and perhaps a buzz.
Blend in to look like a resident or a workman perhaps. Inconspicuous is the key.
Hours of Work
8am – 11am A good time to watch and learn what peoples habits and routines are.
3pm – 4pm School pick up time means lots of empty homes
6pm onwards Darkness and quiet streets allow burglars to move unseen
1am – 3am Whilst most people sleep
- Poor attention to security, sub standard locks
- Empty properties – lights off, no movement of curtains, grass uncut, deliveries piling up
- Carelessness – not locking the deadlock, keys left in the door!
- Keys left out
- Entrances with obscured views
- Signs of valuable goods
- Cash, jewellery, electronic equipment.
- Easy ways to access – ladders etc
Means of Access
- A screwdriver to open a sub standard lock
- Mole grips to snap a UPVC door
There are many ways to prevent burglary that are low cost or even no cost! This post has some clever ways to keep burglars away
For detailed burglary prevention tips read the IKS burglary prevention guide
When everything is said and done, the fail safe option for securing windows and doors is bespoke security grilles. North London has seen an increase in demand for these. Not only are Grilles the ultimate in security but they are also becoming more and more desirable in terms of aesthetics. They are available in a range of colours and finishes, fixed or collapsible and tailored to the individual property. We have a portfolio of images available and many satisfied customers to date.
At IKS Locksmiths we specialise in Locks and Bespoke Security Grilles in North London. We are MLA qualified and approved. Should you require a security survey or should you have any questions regarding locks or grilles to prevent burglary we would be delighted to hear from you.