Monday 24 July 2017

Burglars now use battering rams to break in

'There are fears in the security industry that more common trends in the UK will be adopted by burglars here'
'There are fears in the security industry that more common trends in the UK will be adopted by burglars here'
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

Burglars are using battering rams, similar to those seen on US police drama shows, as well as hi-tech equipment, to target homes and elderly people in rural areas.

A security expert has also highlighted how electric-signal jammers disguised as cigarette boxes and costing as little as €40, walkie-talkies and drones are being widely used by gangs in areas close to the M50 and other major motorways.

The gangs are also using spikes to scale the walls of homes with external wall in­sulation in a series of ‘spider burglaries’ to target upstairs windows which are often not alarmed as homeowners look to save costs on expensive security systems.

Now, there are fears in the security industry that more common trends in the UK will be adopted by burglars here.

Irish Independent

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