There are persons who, at times, enter into homes and business places with wrong motives and bad intentions. The usual intent or motivation is to commit a crime, namely stealing. Those persons are called burglars. In order for persons to be able to protect their homes and businesses, somewhat from such persons, it is necessary that the mindset of a burglar be known.
Burglars mainly aim to get into buildings used by residents or business persons to remove something. The goods being removed are usually valuable but, of course, are not owned or even provided by the thieves. It does not matter to the burglars how much work effort or energy was employed in acquiring those valuables. They simply desire to have them, and so devise ways to get at them.
Understanding how the minds of burglars work may help potential victims of those crimes to thwart the plans the burglars have devised. Burglars tend to have three common preferences. They search for the vulnerable access points in the homes or business places they are targeting. These are the points at which they could gain entry into the buildings without anyone seeing them.
Burglars also like to work in the darkness. Their usual time for operating is therefore at nights, especially where there are dark sections capable of hiding them. Areas of the premises that are poorly lit cast shadows which provide perfect shade for and therefore difficult detection of those thieves.
Burglars also pick on buildings that are not occupied by people. They may therefore wait until residents have left home to go out at nights, or are asleep, or for business persons to lock up their business places for the night. They then have time to enter the buildings, search for valuable items, and saunter out with them, unseen.
Tragic and heart-rending situations occur when the places broken into by burglars are places occupied or used by vulnerable persons. These involve young children or elderly people. Incidents involving basic schools and old age homes being burgled are not uncommon. Sometimes it is their food that is taken. At other times equipment needed for learning and just living is the target.
Knowledge of the operations of burglars should help potential victims to protect themselves from attacks. Homeowners can use security systems to hinder thieves. These include home alarm systems that may be automatically dialed. Systems using sensors and access codes could be utilized by both homes and businesses. These would be linked to security companies or the police with rapid response teams.
Other companies sell windows, doors and locking systems that are not easily broken. These could also have sensors attached to them to alert security units. Efforts should be made to eliminate, as much as possible, dark areas from around buildings. This can be accomplished with low-cost outside lighting facilities.
Knowing the mindset of a burglar is a major step towards foiling his criminal intent. These are persons who break into buildings and steal valuables. Measures can and need to be taken to prevent such occurrences.