Birmingham Private Detectives comment on Crime Prevention Services in Light of Recent Sky News Article: Eye Poster Puts Off Bike Thieves, Says Study

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Birmingham Private Detectives comment on crime prevention services in lighto of recent Sky News Article dated 24th April 2013: Eye poster puts off bike thieves, says study and offer crime preventino services

Crime prevention can be carried out at relatively little cost. In my professional opinion signs and posters giving warning of security devices that have been fitted can give a feeling of being watched

According to the Sky News dated 24th April 2013 a two year experiment at Newcastle University has cut bike thefts sharply just by placing a poster of watchful eyes above the cycle racks. Academics found that bike racks where the poster was present had 62% fewer thefts than the previous year, while those without the poster saw thefts rise by 63%.

Professor Daniel Nettle, of the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution said:
“We don’t know exactly what is happening here but this just adds to the growing evidence that images of eyes can have a big impact on behaviour.”

The Sky News report goes on to say that a 2006 study found that staring eyes made people pay almost three times as much into a tea-room honesty box. And research in 2010 showed that people using a canteen were more likely to clear away their tray after a meal when there were eyes watching them.

One of the best private Investigators Birmingham has available Birmingham Private Detectives believe that this type of crime prevention works well in homes and business premises. Signs such as ‘CCTV in operation’ and ‘video surveillance in use 24 hours’ give the feeling of being watched in a similar way to the eye poster in the Sky News article. ‘Beware of the Dog’ and other warning signs including ‘Alarm system Protected’ may deter a potential intruder or burglar from targeting that home or business.

Spokesperson from Birmingham Private Detectives, Kristy George said:

“Crime prevention can be carried out at relatively little cost. In my professional opinion signs and posters giving warning of security devices that have been fitted can give a feeling of being watched.”

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