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According to CSO figures published for Q2 of 2012, the following were the findings relating to  Burglary and Related Offences

In the twelve-month period ending in June 2012, there were 28,623 recorded Burglary and related offences representing an increase of 2,663 (+10.3%) on the corresponding period ending in June 2011. Comparing the same periods,

Aggravated burglary fell by 19.4% while recorded Burglary (not aggravated)

offences increased by 10.3% to 27,619. 

Group 08 Theft and Related Offences

Theft from person offences increased by 43.1% to 4,284 in the twelve-month period ending in Q2 2012, while 

Other thefts, handling stolen property offences rose slightly (+0.2%) to 42,972.

With this in mind the following simple steps can help you to reduce the risk of burglary from your homes and premises

  • Lock up your home, even if you go out only for a short time.
  • Change all the locks when you move into a new house.
  • Your house should appear occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when you’re not at home.
  • If you lose your keys, change the locks immediately.
  • Don’t leave the keys under the mat or plant pot…it’s the first place anyone will look.
  • If the entrances to your home are dark, consider installing lighting with a motion detector.
  • Trees and shrubs should be trimmed or lowered to allow a clear view of the house.
  • Ask for ID from any salesperson or maintenance person who requests entry to your home.
  • Become a member of Neighbourhood Watch and encourage your neighbours to do the same.
  • Become a member of Business Watch schemes.
  • Use a quality Alarm System - Intruders are far less likely to break into a house with a monitored alarm system that complies with European Standard EN 50131.
  • Secondary backup monitoring for your alarm systems by means of radio or GPRS to add security to your alarm systems in the event of a telephone line being cut.
  • Have panic buttons and duress codes added to your alarm system.
  • Ensure your security systems are regularly serviced and up to date. Maintenance contracts with your security provider are mostly a mandatory requirement of your insurer.
  • Have your security provider link your alarm system to your lighting so the lights will come on if the alarm has been activated.
  • Check your CCTV system regularly and contact your security provider if you feel unsure about the quality of the footage.
Fergus House, Quin Road Business Park,
Quin Rd, Ennis, Co Clare
Telephone: +353 (0)65 6829111 - Fax: +353 (0)65 6867712 - Company Registration Number: 222806
PSA Licence Number: 00484