Virtual burglars help keep valuables safe
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VR burglary prevention hopes to protect homes

Virtual reality simulations have been used to understand how a burglar operates inside a victim's home.

Researchers at The University of Portsmouth compared the methods of experienced burglars with those who had no criminal past.

Those taking part rummaged through a virtual home, explaining why they targeted certain things and places.

They've now created a series of videos that show how people can better hide their valuables, it's hoped the results will help with crime prevention.

Video journalist: Matthew Treacy

  • 23 Jun 2019
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