Saturday 2 February 2019

UK Homes Revealed Unsecure as Alarming Survey Shows nearly half have no Security

A new public survey conducted by security retailer All About Safes has discovered that nearly half of UK homes have no security measures or systems in place.

The ratio of crimes being committed to crimes being resolved has fallen to record lows, all while theft and burglary rates continue to climb. 2018 saw a 5% resolution rate on burglaries, lower than the 10% rate recorded in 2017.

In light of this domestic security crisis, All About Safes ran a public poll, asking the British people about what kinds of security methods they use to protect their property. Gathering data from 935 respondents, they discovered that 44% of homes have no security at all.

The survey reveals striking vulnerabilities in domestic property safety. As the number of officers working law enforcement dips to figures of those last seen during 1970s austerity, many people are failing to adapt to increasing personal security demands.
“We’ve seen dramatic increases in domestic property break-ins, while fewer crimes are being solved each year,” comments security expert Dean Ryan from All About Safes. “The British public need to start taking their home security seriously. Personal responsibility is becoming a real factor in the safety and retention of valuables.” 

For those who do have security, the survey revealed that:

- 26% of homes have alarm systems
- 22% of domestic properties are protected by security lights
- 22% also own a dog they consider a security asset
- 17% of people use CCTV cameras or video monitoring
- 11% of properties are now equipped with smart security tech
- 9% secure their valuables within a safe.
“Our research shows that just 3% of British homes have extensive security coverage, including alarms, security lighting, safes and video monitoring,” Dean Ryan added. “Many domestic properties are not prepared for rising threats of home invasion and burglary. With the average burglary incurring costs of £2,800 worth of damage and theft, bolstering security really is the smart decision.” 
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