Home Security Facts & Figures

Like most people you are probably fearful of ever being the victim of a house burglary. However, do you know the facts surrounding house burglaries?

Have a look at the facts and figures below. Some are surprising and others less so, but one thing is clear, taking the neccessary precautions can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

  • Around 60% of burglars used forcible entry to gain access to a home
  • 30% entered the home through an unlocked door, window or other opening without resorting to force
  • In 70% of burglaries the burglar gains entry through a door
  • Households are more than twice as likely to be burgled if they’ve been burgled in the previous four years
  • Many burglaries are not pre-planned, they’re carried out by opportunists who discover an open door, window or unguarded valuables in full view
  • In 7% of burglaries the perpetrator pushed past the person who opened the front door
  • Visible security measures, such as alarm boxes or CCTV cameras, are shown to reduce the chance of a property being targetted in a burglary
  • If you are the victim of a burglary and don’t take proper security measures afterwards, it is more likely you will be a victim again at a future date
  • Remotely monitored CCTV can be used as evidence in court
  • CSS monitors over 10,000 systems installed in properties throughout Scotland
CSS facts and figures

We can offer wireless solutions to avoid running cables around your premises and all of our systems include the following:

  • Door/window contacts
  • Movement detectors
  • Control panel
  • Internal sirens
  • External alarm boxes
  • Continuous monitoring through our 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre


Trust CSS to design your system

You can trust CSS to design a reliable system that meets the security required for your Home and also suits your budget. Our surveyors will discuss your needs then provide a free, no-obligation quote.


Packages to suit your needs

We also offer a choice of Security Packages to suit your specific requirements. We can also adopt your existing alarm system and add to or modify it to provide the very latest in intruder protection.

CSS Alarm Response Centre

More reasons to choose CSS

  • CSS were the first Scottish security systems company to achieve BS5750 quality rating
  • Members of the British Security Industry Association
  • NACOSS ISO 9002 approved installers
  • National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold Scheme Installers
  • Fully audited and compliant with Police and Insurance Industry Standards
  • Installation carried out by our own expert and in-house teams
  • Every system is covered by a comprehensive warranty and CSS service support
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