Security concerns have reached a peak in recent years as organized criminal gangs look to take advantage of security lapses at business premises or private homes. While the police have been successful in breaking up many of these gangs, prevention is still better than cure. In order to make their premises as unattractive as possible to criminals, many companies and private homeowners are turning to security specialists such as C.D. Büttner Sicherheitstechnik GmbH in Hamburg. The company has been designing and installing security and alarm systems since 1975 and now has offices throughout Germany.