Do burglar alarms and CCTV work? Burglar secrets revealed
Ever wondered whether burglar alarms and CCTV really act as a deterrent to burglars? We've surveyed ex-burglars and spoken to experts to find out what puts them off, and what's most likely to keep your home secure.
We surveyed 100 ex-burglars, carried out 10 in-depth interviews and spoke to reformed burglar, TV personality and security consultant Michael Fraser. to unlock this page and reveal the results of this exclusive research.
Burglar trade secrets revealed
We asked the ex-burglars about:
- What really puts them off – from dogs to burglar alarms
- If they can tell a dummy burglar alarm from a real burglar alarm
- What makes you more likely to be a target for burglars
- What they're most likely to want to steal
As well as access to the results of our burglar surveys, Which? members have exclusive access to the results of our research into the , as rated by Which? members. We asked about everything from ease of use to value for money, and found out which brands score highest overall. Discover results for ADT, Honeywell, Chubb, Swann and Yale burglar alarms.