Woman discovers burglar in her Cumbernauld home

A woman discovered a burglar, dressed in all black, in her bedroom at 4.30am while she was sleeping.  After the burglar fled from the property the victim noticed several of her belongings had been stolen, including her mobile phone from her bedside table. Upon closer inspection, it was brought to light that the burglar had […]



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Bluff the Burglar

It is more likely a home break-in will occur when the house is vacant. Here are a few intelligent ways you can fool a burglar into thinking there is someone home. Start with your doorbell There are various systems available which allow you to answer the doorbell without physically attending to the door. Not only […]



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Where to leave your spare house key

While it is handy to have a spare key hidden around the house just in case you are ever locked out, don’t hide your key in a way that it puts your security at risk. The easiest way a burglar can enter your home is by finding your spare key. Do not leave keys under […]



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Don’t Update the Burglar! Stay Safe on Social Media

Don’t Update the Burglar! Keep Safe on Social Media The openness of social media can allow burglars and thieves access to the information needed to target homes with only a few clicks. There are many social media activities that may put your home’s security at risk! Be careful checking-in Most social media channels have check-in […]



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5 Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables

Most burglars will spend between 8 to 12 minutes inside the home, with the aim of entering and exiting with a large volume of items in the shortest amount of time. Discreetly storing valuables in unexpected locations around the house can prevent you losing something of personal value, however careful consideration must be taken to […]



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Avoiding a Repeat Burglary

Avoiding a repeat burglary Did you know that one in four burglary victims have had their home targeted again after the burglary occurred. Unfortunately as figures suggest if you were to be burgled a second time it is likely to be by the same person as they will often believe if they didn’t get caught […]



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Most Common Items Targeted by Burglars and Burglary Deterrents

Your belongings may mean a lot to you but to an intruder they’re just a way of making quick and easy cash. Organisation the CSEW provides information on most common valuables that are stolen during a burglary. Most common items stolen in domestic burglaries (2013/14 CSEW): Bag/briefcase Jewellery Vehicle/vehicle parts Clothes Mobile phones Car keys […]



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