These continue unabated and there seems to be an increase in the number of break-ins to houses along with violent intrusions into homes.
Companies that store cash, or are perceived to store cash, are still the favourite targets and the intruders have developed sophisticated safe breaking techniques. Likewise, people who store cash at home have been targeted with concerning levels of violence. Never forget that in most cases inside information is a factor, staff at work or home are fully aware of your habits and this information leaks very easily.
We strive to continually improve our services and are updating procedures and equipment as we go along, just a few reminders:
It is important that you satisfy yourselves that your alarm is working and that you are getting the best out of the system:
Sadly, these are still happening on a regular basis and some of them end up being of a very violent nature, do everything you possibly can to avoid becoming a victim:
This is becoming a very prevalent problem, in one recent case CCTV footage showed the perpetrators arrive in a car park shortly after their victim, drive straight to the target car, force the door open and steal laptops and cellphones – the victim had obviously been watched, targeted and followed from whence he came. It takes a matter of seconds to break into a car so don’t invite this by leaving laptops, cellphones, bags and so on visible in the vehicle.
This, along with the potholes slowing us down, sets us up for the smash and grab – again, when travelling don’t have anything valuable visible in the car, they will smash your window and snatch it before you realize what is happening. Put things away in the boot before you travel and keep your car doors locked during the journey, no matter how short. Beware of fake “minor bumps” being used to get you out of your car in these congested situations.