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No. 209, July 2017
 
8) The effectiveness of burglary security devices
This study measures the effectiveness of anti-burglary security devices, both individually and in combination. It finds that, for individual devices, external lights and door double locks or deadlocks, are most effective but, counter-intuitively, burglar alarms and dummy alarms confer less protection than no security. Combinations of devices generate positive interaction effects that increase protection more than additively. In particular, combinations with door and window locks plus external lights or security chains confer at least 20 times greater protection against burglary with entry than no security. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/sj.2014.30?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals