Safe Home Research

Published: 16 March 2020

“Homes with stand-alone security features, such as security chains or CCTV, are three times less likely to be burgled than homes without, while burglar alarms increase the risk of burglary, finds research using data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Analysing 20 years of crime data, made available through the ONS Secure Research Service, Professor Andromachi Tseloni of Nottingham Trent University found that homes with multiple devices, excluding burglar alarms, were up to 52 times less likely to be burgled than homes without security. The best value for money was a combination of internal and external lights and locks, but burglar alarms were found to increase burglary risk even when combined with other security measures.” Read more.