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Re: Attempted burglary advice please
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2020, 01:23:40 pm »
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Re: Attempted burglary advice please
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2020, 01:51:39 pm »
When a neighbour was burgled the first thing the police asked us for for was any CCTV footage but clearly YMMV.

He says that he showed it to them, but realistically if they don't recognise them, what are they going to do? They don't have CSI-style facial recognition or the resources to wander around putting up Wild West wanted posters. It might help with gaining a conviction – if they find them.

Truth is that the solve rate for burglaries is very low. In Surrey, only 4.9% of burglaries are brought to court. In today's target-driven policing, is it worth investing significant efforts to get that to, say 6 or 7%? No.
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Re: Attempted burglary advice please
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2020, 04:50:41 pm »
From experience (a long time ago now, thankfully) of having our place done over three times in six months.  The best thing you can do is security mark your property with one of those magic UV pens.

Police never even bothered to investigate our burglaries (I know this as I asked our neighbours after our second and third one and they'd never been contacted by the police - the 'street' only had two houses on it, so not hard to go round and ask if they'd seen anything).

However, we *did* - *eventually* get our stuff back as on a raid of a Fence's house, about 3 years later, there it all was, with my name and postcode on it...

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Re: Attempted burglary advice please
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2020, 05:46:38 pm »
I've just bought a few flashing led kits[1] as I ran out of effort to build my own. Just need a suitable set of grommets and I can attach one to the new shed, one to the bike bunker and one to storage bit under the stairs.

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Re: Attempted burglary advice please
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2020, 10:32:40 am »
I got all my security lights working and fitted an alarm. Its one that makes a noise and hopefully I will sleep better at night.

The alleyway gates are also now re-inforced so that you cant use a credit card to open them (although a half decent lock pick can).

Fencing panels all secure and just debating whether to fit carpet gripper on the inside leading edge, its much cheaper than specific fence stuff.

Re: Attempted burglary advice please
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2020, 08:32:58 am »
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