Burglary, what lets the crim’s down !!!
I am not professing that I am any expert in breaking into properties etc, well perhaps in manipulating locks a little. but what i have seen over the years of being in this business is patterns.
Everybody has a pattern in what they do, we all get up to go to work at the same time probably eat the same breakfast at the same time, shower etc. I think you get the idea.
The problem is crim’s do the same and the way in catching one is to look for the patterns. Many years ago I was in the Special Constabulary and sadly had to go to quite a few break in’s and over a period of time, simple things started to put a jigsaw of commonalities together. The same thief would break the door in the same way, take the same sort of stuff, patterns would emerge from a central area, all these things the police use to catch thief’s etc. A good set of prints or DNA would be a bonus.
What makes the human feel safe is repetition in their lifestyles, the same with a criminal, once they have established a set of rules, wait for the same time each night, Only go for houses that don’t have alarms, simple locks on the front doors, perhaps the side gate to the house is open, street light not working etc. these are all traits that make the habit forming crim catchable.
Even our lifestyle can work against us, for a clever crim all they have to do is watch our patterns, understand what time we go to work etc. How many people live in the house, one of your best defences is change, Change the route you go to work, the time you leave, milk, newspapers and all that basic stuff really does work.
There is a bunch of guys out there that uses the habits of the less friendly that perhaps if your in business or have personal issues that need to be addressed. Probe Investigations UK Ltd based in Liverpool has been on the block for over the six years providing a professional service for the personal customer that needs something a little different and where you don't have the time to understand someone else's habits, employ these guys to do it for you.
Some times and is more often the case private investigators are working closer with the police if purely for gaining information and knowledge to find out who has broke it or understand the patterns of the burglar that is reaping havoc in an area.
So change your habits people, crims keep doing the same stuff because you will be caught sooner or later ......
Written by Darrel Walters
Head of the Tech Department
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