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    Home Alone Security Kit

    Home Alone Security Kit

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    A holiday essential

    £249.99+ VAT
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    Product Code: K3VIN
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    About this product

    Beware, Christmas is approaching. It’s a time of year for family, merriment and presents, sure. But it’s also the time of year when filthy animals have been known to scout neighbourhoods in search of empty homes to target.

    Without topnotch home security, like the kind available at ElectricalDirect, you might come home to find all the water running (every legendary thief needs a calling card), and all your topflight goods stolen by (presumably) wet bandits.

    If you want to ensure your home is extra secure and ready for Christmas, it may be time to take your security to Kevin McCallister levels.

    With our brand new Home Alone inspired home security kit, you’ll be able to do just that.

    Specification & Documentation

    Depth

    220

    Width

    440

    Height

    210

    Home Burglaries in the UK: The Figures

    Home burglaries have increased by 26% in England & Wales over the past five years - those bandits have been busy.

    Of reported crimes in the year ending June 2020, 5% were domestic burglaries (246,880), however, we have no data on how many of those were foiled by resourceful children.

    Burglaries in the last year

    In December (29,542- Dec 2019) the burglary rates are, on average, slightly lower than other winter months. But this lull in break-ins shouldn’t ease families into a false sense of security. Come January there is usually a spike in burglaries (31,718-Jan 2020) meaning many unfortunate folks can kiss those newly gifted Christmas goodies goodbye!

    ElectricalDirect buglary rates 2019-2020

    Although it looks as if lockdown kept the burglars at bay for a large portion of 2020, the numbers dropping to 19,011 in April 2020 compared to 32,112 in April 2019 - burglaries have been on the rise once more. There has already been a 18% increase between May and September of this year, suggesting worse is on its way as the winter months roll in.

    Good news for smart homeowners

    There is some good news though, UK burglaries had decreased by 11% between 2018 and 2019.

    This may be due to the availability and advancements of smart security for the home. Google searches for 'smart security' related keywords have increased by 19% over the last 12 months alone. Specific terms that have increased include 'smart security cameras' (+30%), ' smart outdoor cameras' (+39%) and 'video ring doorbell' (+233%).

    This suggests that UK residents are researching and investing in better smart security solutions for their homes.

    76% of burglars entered through the front door*

    *Between April 2019–March 2020

    So, how are these ugly, yella, no-good thieves getting in?

    The most popular method for breaking in is simply walking through the front door, with 76% of burglaries between April 2019-March 2020 gaining access that way. And this percentage is expected to rise further in 2020 with many of us working in makeshift bedroom offices due to lockdown. Physically being in the house makes people feel secure enough to leave their doors unlocked or just unguarded, making this entry an easy target for happy-go-lucky thieves.

    Unlike the wet bandits who tried their luck going in the back of the McCallister’s house, there has been a 7% increase in front of house entry in 2020 vs 2010. Interestingly, there has also been a 4% increase in cases where thieves gained entry with a key, meaning it may be time to change the locks.

    Method of Entry % of burglaries between Apr ’19 – March ‘20
    Door 76%
    Door was not locked 24%
    Forced lock 24%
    Window 22%
    They had a key 10%
    Broke/cut panel of door 9%
    Window open/pushed open 8%
    Pushed past homeowner 7%
    Broke/cut glass 7%
    Forced window lock/catch 7%
    False pretences 3%

    The wild, wild east

    Regions that showed the greatest increase in burglaries between 2015 and 2020 are the South East (+60%), with Hampshire experiencing a shocking 90% rise in burglaries and Surrey not far behind with 84%.

    The North East is also on the up (+56%), with Durham showing a 108% increase in domestic burglaries.

    Again, data on the amount of homes burglarised in which the thieves left the water running is unknown.

    Go west

    Places that have become safer in regards to burglaries include Devon and Cornwall, whose domestic burglaries have decreased by 22%.

    The cost

    The average cost of the stolen goods in 2020 was £2,856. This is an 89% increase over the last decade, with the most coveted items being jewellery and watches.

    As if having your valuables stolen wasn’t bad enough, the thieves are also causing 116% more damage (£1,413) than they did in 2010.

    The Home Alone Inspired Security Kit is more than likely the only security you will need to protect your house this Christmas, but if you want some extra assurance that your home is safe from burglars, browse our extensive range of security solutions.

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    Customer reviews & questionsfor Home Alone Security Kit

    Reviews

      • Review 1
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      • What is your expertise? Bungling burglaries
      3 out of 5 stars.

      Keep out of reach of children

      Who’d give a kid nails, I’m sorry, that’s just irresponsible.

      • No, I do not recommend this product.
      • Review 1
      • Vote 1
      • What is your expertise? Home Security
      5 out of 5 stars.

      Exactly what I needed

      This is perfect! Exactly what I need to defend my home from those jerks!

      • Yes, I recommend this product.
      • Review 1
      • Vote 1
      • What is your expertise? Bungling burglaries
      1 out of 5 stars.

      When I get my hands on the folks…

      When I get my hands on the folks who sold that little brat these goods I’m gonna–

      *The rest of this review was removed for breaching our community standards*

      • No, I do not recommend this product.
      • Review 1
      • Vote 1
      • What is your expertise? Family Holidays
      3 out of 5 stars.

      Why would we even need this stuff

      We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen, why would we even need this stuff?

      • No, I do not recommend this product.

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      • Review 1
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      • What is your expertise? Standard DIYer
      5 out of 5 stars.

      Just the Job

      My alarm system was installed many years ago and after decorating The hallway the keypad was looking discoloured and had blue tack keeping the flap closed. I was so pleased to find the Texecom Veritas Spare 8 Zone Key Panel Keypad.which is a perfect replacement. It was easy to install and now the newly decorated hallway is looking superb with the clean white keypad.

      • Yes,
      • I recommend this product.

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      • Review 1
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      • What is your expertise? Electrician
      5 out of 5 stars.

      Excellent service

      This product is just what we required, service was excellent and very fast delivery, would recommend.

      • Yes,
      • I recommend this product.

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