News & Events

Fear of Burglary in UK

4th November 2017

The fear of burglary is on the rise in the UK – with new research by Churchill home insurance revealing that 6.9 million people are concerned about being burgled. Yet, remarkably, few of us are taking the necessary steps to limit the impact of a burglary.

In what should be a key message to insurance brokers looking to help their clients ensure their policies are not invalidated, an amazing 29% of Brits admitted to never having thought about hiding their valuables, while 10% went as far as to say there is little point protecting their property as a burglar will “get in anyway”.

Brits seemingly feel vulnerable when it comes to burglary with less than a quarter (24%) believing they are able to protect themselves against a burglar.

Just 21% of householders have put themselves in the mind of a burglar and considered the route they might take through a property during a break in while only one in five (20%) householders has tried to put themselves in the mind of a burglar to imagine how a burglar makes decisions about where to look for valuables in a property. This may explain why so often valuables are still left in obvious places to search such as bedside tables and underwear drawers.

The release highlights that there were 701,000 incidents of domestic burglary between April 2015 and March 2016, according to the most recent Crime Statistics for England and Wales (CSEW). While the incidents of burglary have decreased by 11% from the previous year, 29 households per 1,000 are still affected by burglary incidents.

Security Direct provide a range of security products, including burglar bars, Security Shutters Roller Shutters, Security Grilles and Steel Security Doors to find out how you can prevent burglary on your home or business contact us today

Latest News & Events

Garage Doors Luxury Angle

How Much is an Electric Roller Garage Door in 2024?

This guide breaks down the garage door cost for 2024, from purchasing to installation and beyond. Th...

Seceuro excel roller garage doors security level 1 1

Garage Door Security: How Secure Are Roller Garage Doors?

Are you ensuring optimum security with your garage door choices? For homeowners, the roller garage d...

RA Lchart

Transform Your Garage Door: Color Change Options & Expert Tips

Garage doors are more than just functional; they're an integral part of your home's curb appeal. If ...


Explore the Range

Need more information?

Speak to one of our specialist advisors for more information about this product.