“Burglaries rise fast as economy goes slow”

That was the front page headline in The Times of 29th June 2011.

The Times also reported that the Metropolitan Police announced an 18.5% rise in house burglaries in London.

Similarly worrying figures are being released in other areas of the UK.

What can you do about it?   Well obviously you can change the economy or change attitudes to crime BUT if your home is better protected than your neighbour’s and, in particular, if you have an alarm when they don’t your chances of being burgled are greatly reduced.