What Do Burglars Look For? Get The Facts And Protect Your Home Now!

What do burglars look for when choosing a target? The official facts and figures may surprise you…

Is your home properly equipped to beat the burglar? Find out now!

Back to front

The back of your property MUST be protected! Conservatories, french doors or patio doors should all have British standard locks to guard against robbers. Keep ladders and gardening tools safely locked up to stop them being used against us.

We assume that, because the garden is secluded, it’s the most likely entry point…

But take a look at the figures from the latest Crime Survey of England and Wales…

what do burglars look for when choosing a house

More burglars break in through the front!!!

This proves that we can’t make assumptions. Just because we wouldn’t climb a wheelie bin to reach an upstairs window doesn’t mean a robber won’t. Especially if he thinks it’s a home of high value. Even right at the front of a house! They are brazen, they are fast and passersby don’t always see it happening.

Using the facts to protect your home

The survey also asked homeowners what security measures they had in place when they were burgled.

  • 90% of burglary victims had window locks
  • 83% had double or deadlocked doors
  • 57% had security lighting on timers or auto settings

The burglars still got past all these measures!


Only 31% of victims had a burglar alarm, making that the best deterrent in this sample! So how did these robberies still happen? What we don’t know is whether the alarms were good quality, correctly maintained or even turned on at the time.

So what DO burglars look for?

In short, they want

  • An opportunity
  • An easy life

So they look for ways they can be in and out quickly and undetected. Even in broad daylight at the front of the house!

Prevent burglary by having layers of good quality security. Don’t make it easy for him by using standard, off the shelf kit that’s easy for professional thieves to bypass. If it’s a cheap, DIY installation… a burglar can beat it.

From a professionally installed alarm system to CCTV and security lighting, show that your home is a fortress not to be messed with!

An expert eye

The best quality equipment doesn’t come mail order or from a DIY shed. For a real deterrent, you need the right kit in the right places. Every home and family is different so you should start with a security survey from an expert.

A professional will see things that you will miss. They’ll know the latest standards and technology to keep your home and family safe. But how do you know who to trust?

Look for industry accreditation and a history of satisfied customers. Falcon are SSAIB accredited so you can be sure we uphold the highest standards. We’ve been Proudly Protecting Property in the Thames Valley for over 25 years and pride ourselves on our first class service.

Our customers trust us because we make and keep three promises:

  • We will come when we say we will
  • We won’t put the prices up every year
  • We keep the equipment working the way it’s supposed to

Now you are armed with the facts, you can take the first step toward protecting your home! To get the solution that’s right for your home and family, Request a free home security survey from one of our friendly experts. Fill out the form below and we will contact you ASAP to make a convenient appointment.