We are now taking membership renewals for the coming year.
There will be committee members at the 1911 Club to take your New/Renewal membership on
Friday 15th October between 10am and 1pm at the 1911 Club more days and times will be published next week.
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An important message to all our members.
What measures can I take to help avoid this.
Several measures are available to at least alleviate the risk of break in at your property.
While it can't be fully assumed that the perpetrators involved in these acts only go for certain types of properties, from my experience having been called out to secure some of these after the act, there are definitely some good preventive measures that you should put in place.
Most doors today use the euro cylinder type of lock, these are generally quite easy to defeat, you simply snap the front portion of the lock off allowing access to the internal cam and access to the property.
These can be replaced with anti snap and anti drill cylinders, generally this is an inexpensive fix and would have stopped some of the burglaries I've attended.
Patio doors and most windows can have anti jemmy devices fitted to them really quite cheaply.
Recently supplied doors will have an anti lift system built in, but it can also in most cases be retro fitted.
You can also have a steel pin system retro fitted, these are also inexpensive.
It's been noted previously that burglars have used a technique whereby they turn the power off to the house, if after a few minutes nobody comes outside to check they know that nobody is home.
If you take an electricity bill to any main EAC office you can get a padlock from them for €20, these have a master key that EAC use to read your meter.
This also stops thieves disabling any mains powered or cloud based cameras.
One pattern that also emerged in my experience was that the houses looked unattended, dusty cars, overgrown plants, mail outside.
It's obviously been difficult for people recently to get to their homes due to the pandemic.
It might be worthwhile to employ the services of somebody to address these concerns.
Written by Rick Kendall
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