A silver lining from covid restrictions last year (& associated stimulus payments) were rates of burglary reaching lows not seen in Perth in many decades – reaching an ultimate low of 710 reported burglaries in August 2020 for the Perth metro area.
Unfortunately though this has not carried through to 2021, with the lowest recorded number of monthly burglaries for 2021 currently standing at 1,219 – 72% higher than the year prior, with rates increasing as the months roll on, headed back towards the kind of levels we had been battling with previously.
What does this mean for us and for Perth residents?
Well we expect a busy summer responding to homeowners desperate to upgrade their security after a break-in, and think now is the time to get to it.
It is never a nice feeling trying to settle back in at home after a break-in, and some people never do, opting to move rather than stay in a home that has proven vulnerable, but your best defence against this is to make sure your home is as secure as possible today.
Now is the time to improve your home and business security
A Monitored Alarm System, with Perimeter Sensors to sound the alarm before burglar entry is obtained, backed up by a quality CCTV System provides the best combination of deterrent and protection your home can have, with each security product working with the others to maximise protection.
When you want the very best advice to resolve your individual security requirements, SMS Security is the place to call.
We’ve been securing Perth for over 15 years, and have the WA Police Licensed Security Professionals on hand to ensure the service you receive is of the utmost quality, and provided at a competitive price.
(08) 9302 0000
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