How to Catch A Burglar

Three tips to keep your property secure.


December 2, 2020

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Each year one in every 36 homes experiences a burglary. While you cannot live your life worrying about someone breaking in, there are a few things you can do to catch an intruder who breaks into your home.

Use a home security system

One of the best ways to catch burglars is to use a home security system. A home without a security system is 300 percent more likely to be broken into. Your home security system can catch a burglar in several different ways:

  • Sounding an alarm that lets others know someone is in your home.

  • Using motion sensors to detect motion and alert authorities.

  • Allowing you to see that someone is in your home thanks to security cameras.

  • Catching an image of the burglar with cameras.

If you are looking to catch any potential burglars looking to enter your home, be sure to use a home security system.

Organize a neighborhood watch program

Another way to catch a burglar who may be casing your neighborhood is to organize a neighborhood watch program. One reason why theft and home burglaries are so common is that most of us don’t know our neighbors and don’t look out for each another. Organizing a neighborhood watch program can help your neighbors get to know one another and keep an eye out.

A stay-at-home mom may be able to watch the neighborhood during the day while she is outside playing with her kids, while a working couple may keep an eye out as they sip wine on their porch in the evening.

The more you get to know your neighbors, the more you can know about their habits and when activity in the community looks suspicious. If you notice unusual behavior at a house and know the owners work during the day, you can call authorities and possibly catch a burglar.

Report all crimes to the police

The last way to catch a burglar is to report all crimes to the police. Many people are hesitant to call the police if their home shows signs of a break-in. They may assume police can’t do anything after the fact. However, this is not the case.

No matter how minor the issue may seem, police can use the information you provide to determine what neighborhoods might be getting targeted or determine where to ramp up patrols.

While it is unlikely police will find the culprit who broke your window or tried to pry open your door, reporting that information can help to stop future burglaries in your neighborhood.

Using a home security system, organizing a neighborhood watch program, and reporting all crimes to the police can help catch burglars and lessen the likelihood of future neighborhood burglaries. Are you interested in home security monitoring? Contact Brinks Home™ to get a free quote today.

Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.

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