Daytime home security in Windsor has been highlighted after a lone woman discovered two burglars that broke into her home at lunchtime.
Thames Valley Police have issued an e-fit of one of the men after the home in Kings Road was burgled in the middle of the day.
The suspects first knocked at the front door. When they got no answer they went around the back and forced entry to the home. The shocked victim came face to face with the two robbers before they got away with jewellery and silverware.
It’s a stark reminder that security isn’t just for bedtime and empty houses! So how can you get 24-hour protection for your home and family?
Even the best alarm can’t work if it’s not switched on. Burglars know this! Instead of breaking in at night they’ll try during daylight hours when you’re most likely to be out.
They know that if anyone’s at home they are likely to be:
…which means they can easily scare and intimidate them.
But there is a way to protect yourself and loved ones from this. Modern home security is flexible enough to use when people are at home! You use the simple controls to set the alarm in zones that allow free movement elsewhere.
The lady in the recent Windsor incident could have armed the perimeter of the house and still freely moved around indoors. The alarm would have sounded as soon as the attempt began at the back of the house. This is often enough to send burglars packing and deter them from coming back.
Another benefit of the alarm sounding is the person in the house has prior warning of something happening. This is much less emotionally damaging than finding a stranger in your home. They are empowered with time to call for help. So if the criminals are silly enough to try and continue they’re more likely to be caught.
Some monitored systems mean you can even have police presence without having to call them, it’s all done from the Alarm Receiving Centre. This is the perfect solution if you’re worried about an elderly or infirm loved one who may not be able to make the call themselves under stress.
So how do you get the 24-hour protection you need for yourself or your loved ones?
Falcon Fire & Security are here to help! We Proudly Protect Property in Windsor and beyond. Our skills and knowledge have been honed over 25 years of experience in the security industry. We are SSAIB accredited for your complete peace of mind.
Our customers trust us because we make three promises:
We don’t offer “one size fits all” kits. The first step to fool-proof home security is a free home security survey. This is done by an experienced, qualified Falcon engineer to make sure you get the perfect system for your home.
Following the announcement of another lockdown, we want to reassure our customers that we will continue to operate as an essential service.
Our engineers are wearing masks and gloves, providing a non-contact service, adhering to the social distancing rules. We will ask a few Covid-19 questions before entering your property.
Our office team will continue to operate remotely between 8:30-17:00 and are happy to assist with any queries you have.