Don’t Let Burglars Burst Your Bubble

There is light at the end of the tunnel if you want to jump on a plane and see the world. Right now, as we speak, that world might only consist of Australia but there’s hope it will soon open up to the Pacific Islands and then, once vaccines are rolled out internationally, the rest of the world could be your oyster. If you’re excited about the prospect of travelling overseas again, or if you’ve already booked an Australian getaway, we suggest this is a very good time to boost your home security. As leaders in security camera systems NZ, as well as other high-tech security products, we’re the people to contact. If you don’t, and you go away without ramping up your security, you run the risk of having your bubble burst by an opportunistic burglar.

We hate to admit it, but professional criminals are smarter than you think. They would have heard the announcement of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble and immediately thought of the opportunities it presents. As we said, they’re not dumb. They know a lot of people in highly desirable areas are going to be leaving their homes empty for the first time in a long time. 

If you are travelling, you can take a two-pronged approach to boost the security of your property.  As we’ve already said, you can contact us and make sure your home and your business are protected through the use of the latest security products and services, such as monitoring. The next thing to do is keep your travel plans off social media! In your excitement, you might want to share your impending travel news with family and friends, but given the sophistication of today’s professional criminals, there’s every chance they’ll see your plans as well. So one of those famous Facebook countdowns in which you check off each day until your departure is really sharing too much information with the wrong people. Don’t believe us? It does happen. We’ve seen two separate British surveys which back up what we’ve been talking about:  

  • In one survey of 50 ex-burglars in England, 80% of them said they used social media to plan robberies.
  • In another study, it was revealed that 78% of burglars use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to choose where they’re going to break in next.

And let’s not forget the more opportunistic criminal who might not take to social media to pre-plan a burglary. Instead, they might see the obvious signs that a home is not occupied such as an overflowing letterbox or an overgrown front lawn. Things like these are an invitation too tempting to ignore. That is why we invite you to re-read this blog post about how to look like you’re home even when you’re not.

If you’re travelling, we wish you Bon Voyage. But before you go, make sure you ask us about our security solutions and don’t share too much info on social media before or during your holiday.