Kieran Lavelle, director of Right Price Alarms (formerly known as AlarmCom ) has been in the security industry for 15 years with more than 5,000 successful installations of intruder alarms, CCTV and electric gates.
The Castlebar native, who was born, reared, and educated here, runs Right Price Alarms with his wife Jane.
According to Kieran, in the last nine out of 10 years the most common method of entry for burglars was a window or door at the rear of a house. This year for the first time in a decade the most common method form of entry for burglars is via the front door. In addition to which, an alarming 85 per cent of all burglaries now take place while people are at home - up from 80 per cent.
A recent burglary report has revealed that for the fourth year in a row the most likely time of day to be burgled is between 12 noon and 4pm. This suggests that burglars are more audacious than ever and no longer strike under the cover of darkness. The most targeted day of the week in 2010 was Friday with Monday the least targeted day.
Out of Ireland’s 26 counties, Mayo ranks number 23 for burglaries, and the most burgled month is October. Galway city and county ranks number 3 for burglaries and the most burgled months are August and September, according to Kieran.
A burglary report has revealed that alarms are an excellent deterrent for burglars. In 2010, 78.68 per cent of houses burgled did not have an active alarm installed.
These findings indicate that burglars are becoming increasingly opportunistic and individuals are not adequately securing their property while they are in the home, thus increasing the risk of confrontation and personal danger.
It is becoming extremely important that people become more security aware while they are in the home and familiarise themselves with simple measures that they can introduce to make their homes and business more secure.
Are you the odd one out?
If yours is the only home or business on your street with no alarm system, who will the burglar choose? At Right Price Alarms staff can tailor any package to suit any home or business and with alarms starting at €499 and with 24 hour monitoring (Garda response ) combined with a three year warranty, Right Price Alarms are available at the right price.
The systems can be tailored to include smoke alarms, CO2 detectors, flood detectors, and their latest arrival is outdoor external motion sensor to protect around your home, business, back yard, farm machinery, and oil tank.
Right Price Alarms can also take over existing alarm systems and provides 24 hour monitoring from €15 per month.
Telephone 1890 252 717.