Security Alarm Activations Increase During Holidays & Long Weekends
Published 05 Jun 2015
Category: Home Security System Hamilton & Waikato, Business Security System Hamilton & Waikato, Alarm Monitoring Service in Hamilton for the Waikato
Sterling security monitor home & business security alarms in the Waikato from our own monitoring station in Hamilton.
In the following table we have listed the number of alarm activations for our customers each month so far this year that were attended by a security guard service and then found to be of a security concern by the guards.
If an activation was due to a false alert such as a sensor set off by a pet or a contractor attending a premises they are not included in this data.
We often warn people that burglaries increase during public holidays and long weekends as increased numbers of people go away overnight or for extended stays.
Unfortunately burglars are well aware of this trend and take the opportunity during holiday periods to increase their thieving activity.
The data above confirms this as during the last five months the month of January has 3 ½ times the number of activations then February. Many families’ holiday during January and businesses have periods of closure.
Again we see this trend continue with the month of April that includes the Easter long weekend and the Anzac long weekend being 50% higher in activations then the months before and after.
So please ensure you take additional precautions to secure your home or business during holiday periods which in our expert opinion is to use a security system installed by security experts such as Sterling Security.