Recently called at a house who had a burglary last week. The feeling is that the property was targeted and only gold jewellery was stolen. The alarm had a problem and been out of action for a few weeks.
A few days later a house a few doors away was subject to a burglary and again the only gold jewellery items were stolen . This property did not have an alarm.
If monitored alarms with video verification had been installed, not only would the neighbours have been aware of intruders, but so would the owners and alarm receiving centre.