On a more serious note:
- Break ins happen when construction is going on and there is scaffolding in place.
- Domestic theft is often related to the helper. We had someone who took some expensive stuff away a day at a time the week before her last day at work and this has been repeated several times with familes we know).
- In housing estates like where we live, there are several barriers to entry, which deter your common opportunists ( security patrols at night, combinations door codes, double locked doors, low foot traffic approach to the building )
- Biggest problem lately in the security industry has been finding the right security guards. The construction boom has made it expensive ( Our security company just resigned and walked away from a multi-million dollar contract as they could not meet their obligations, specially in the ex-gurkha / experienced supervisors area).
No need for CCTV and all that stuff in the house ... we already have way too much going on in our lives to bring paranoia ( you may call it whatever.. after a certain level of being self aware, I call it paranoia ) into our houses.