Round the back of your house all protected by your nic e high fence its dark and out of site
You would think the bigest no of break ins happen during the winter when long dark nights cloak any strangers snooping around,not the case summer is the worst time since people are more likely to be out socialing rather than stuck in hibernating as we tend to do in the winter.
Anybody looking to break will say for instance listen for the sound of the television,or movements much easier to spot when you are in the dark looking in,so when they do see someone they will usually look for easier targets.
CCTV can be programmed to record things on all camera when an intruder trips the beam,making it easier just to check up who is around,this could be your neighbor just say taking your bin out for you,or some body sussing things out to break in if you do catch somebody on camera snooping around you can show the footage to the police who may well know the local break in artist,so nipping a break in the bud before it even happens saving you a lot of grief and that comes with a break in.
Of course if you do hear something while sitting watching television or you are woken by somebody snooping around outside,simply turn on your TV set and see who it is and what they are up to.