The Reason Criminals Aren’t Caught & How You Can Stop Them
A criminal obviously doesn’t want to get caught committing a crime. For this reason, most criminals aim to commit crimes at locations and in situations where they feel like the chances of being caught in the act are very low. This is one major reason why criminals commit crimes at night. It’s also why they strike when no one else is around. They know that these situations give them the greatest likelihood of committing a crime without being stopped or caught.
One of the main reasons that criminals don’t get caught when robbing stores, offices, warehouses and other such locations is because they are in and out of the location so quickly that police simply can’t get there in time to stop them.
This fact is a major reason why smash and grab robberies are so common and so successful. Criminals know that, even if a property has an alarm system and even if the system is designed to immediately contact the police as soon as there is a crime detected, it will still take at least several minutes for the authorities to arrive. Criminals use this time to commit their crimes and leave the scene before the police arrive.
Most smash and grab robberies are over in a matter of minutes. Some of these crimes take only seconds. The reason that these crimes are over so quickly is because criminals break through doors or windows, rush into the property, take whatever valuables they can carry, and escape long before anyone can stop them. Criminals can steal thousands of dollars of merchandise in just seconds. They can also leave your property with significant physical damage that is costly and time-consuming to repair.
In order to prevent such crimes, a business needs to install physical protection.
Security Gates & Other Physical Protection
Security gates physically restrict access to a property. They put a barrier between criminals and your location. This makes it much more difficult to gain access. In most smash and grab robberies, criminals use tools such as baseball bats, bricks, crowbars or rocks to break through doors or windows. These crude tools are ineffective against security gates.
In addition, even if a criminal was somehow able to use more sophisticated tools and knowledge in order to access the property, it would take much, much longer for him or her to do so. Not only will this type of time and effort not be worth it to a criminal, but the longer it takes to access a property, the more likely that a criminal will be caught in the act.
For this reason, many criminals do not even consider properties with security gates to be targets. They know how effective these gates are and they know that their chances of successfully committing a crime without being caught are very, very slim. A criminal is more likely to look for another target than risk trying to break into a location that has security gates installed and get caught doing so.
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