When Do The Majority Of Burglaries Happen?

April 5th, 2022

Firstly, let's start off by saying that burglars do not stick to a strict schedule. They do not have typical 9 am to 5 pm jobs, nor do they only work under cover of darkness at night. Whenever an opportunity arises, that is usually when the perpetrators strike. However, from a statistical standpoint, according to safewise.com, most burglaries occur between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, including right here in Chico. Why? Well, homeowners and their family members are regularly gone to work or school during this time frame.

People Are Sometimes Present Though

Many times, burglars will case a location before they break-in. They will study the homeowner's schedule to find what they believe to be the perfect day and time to rob the place. On other occasions, thieves simply wait for an opportunity to arise without doing any research and take their chances when breaking into a structure. Either way, miscalculations can become part of the equation, and loved ones are home during the robbery. They are often verbally or sexually abused and experience acts of violence.

Burglars Can Get In And Out Quickly

Burglars are good at what they do as they have done the deed time and time again. While many Chico residents believe these criminals stick around for lengthy periods rummaging through drawers, making sandwiches, and taking showers, nothing could be further from the truth. Most studies reveal that thieves can get in and out of a home with the valuables in as little as 10-minutes or less. Hence, homeowners must find efficient ways to protect themselves, their family members, and their belongings.

Consider Installing Security Cameras With Video Surveillance Service

There are all kinds of security cameras on the market today. Each one has its own unique pros and cons. Some of the most common models include but are not limited to...

  • Pan, Tilt, And Zoom Cams

  • Bullet Cameras

  • Dome Units

  • Night Vision Models

  • Covert Cams

Most of the devices have software or apps that make them compatible with smartphones. Therefore, Chico homeowners can receive alerts and view live feeds right from their phones. This aspect is a big draw for many consumers, but still, others want more. Of course, nobody can blame them, especially when safety and security are the primary topics of concern. That is where video surveillance service comes into play. 

A video monitoring company watches over the premises 24/7. Thus, whether you are home or not, you gain the peace of mind in knowing that professionals are overlooking your property. If they receive an alert, the agency will review the footage to see if the threat is real or merely a cat knocking over a trashcan. Should the danger be authentic, the representative will contact the proper authorities to get them to the scene in the blink of an eye. 

Regardless of when a burglary takes place, there are plenty of security measures one can take to safeguard their home. Do some research to study items such as motion activated lights, window/door sensors, and more. Then, whenever you are ready, give our organization a call.

Contact Security Feed today to discuss your security options.

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John M.

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"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

images Certifications & Training

With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators