Sadly, as more and more people lose their jobs, the crime rates go up as people have to turn to burglary and other means of survival. This is especially true on the island of Phuket, where the amount of burglaries have shot up in the last few months.
Unfortunately, it isn’t simply a matter of locking your house securely, as Phuket resident Chris Anderson told the Phuket Post recently:
“More and more intruders are now starting to break into homes at night when they know the homeowner will be there. They know if the owner is home, he will almost certainly have most of his valuables, such as his wallet and his laptop, at home with him. He may well have some sort of weapon, such as a knife or even a gun, which he will probably be prepared to use to avoid being captured.”
Chris Anderson has a unique way of protecting his home; he operates Security Safe Stop on Srithoonthorn Road in Thalang and has installed electric fencing all around his properly. The fencing discharges an electrifying 7000 volts, enough to stop thieves in their tracks.
So thieves beware, Phuket residents have a new way to fight back.