Burglary is on the rise every year, so it is becoming more and more important to ensure that your home has adequate security. To help you in this matter we have identified the four most common methods burglars use to enter into your home. You will also find some tips to help you defend against these methods ensuring that your home remains a safe and secure place at all times.
Burglars Just Walk In
Think about it. What is most likely to get reported. Someone trying to force open a window, or someone simply opening a door and walking in. Most of us will assume the one just walking into a house is meant to be there.
The sad truth is this is the approach many burglars take. They try door handles to see which homes are left open, or they watch and wait until someone leaves the home without locking up, then they walk straight in and help themselves to your goods.
The best way to prevent this is to ensure that you always lock your doors, even if you are only going to be out of your home for a few minutes. Alternatively, buy a smart lock or another door lock that automatically locks behind you.
The Front Door Lock
The front door is always a target for a burglar. But there are things you can do to stop them from gaining entry this way.
- Invest in a higher-grade lock that has more security measures. (Look for ones with anti-picking, anti-bumping and strong deadbolts).
- Use smart lighting. The type that turns on when people approach the door is more of a deterrent than the type that stays on all the time.
- Use smart technology. Smart doorbells and smart cameras have the capability of catching the burglar on camera.
Note: Do not forget the locks on your secondary door. These doors are often hidden from plain view which can make them easy targets. The locks on these doors should be as good as the locks on your front door to keep your home secure.
Burglars have Two Ways in Through Your Windows
There are two main ways a burglar will gain entrance to your home through a window.
Method 1. They will break the window.
You may think the noise this causes would stop a burglar from acting, but it does not. Because people only investigate ongoing noise in general, a burglar can get away with smashing one window to gain entrance to a home.
You can prevent someone from entering your home this way by swapping out standard windows for reinforced glass or impact windows. Alternatively, install motion sensors and alarms so the burglars’ actions will not go unnoticed.
Method 2. They will climb through the window.
If a burglar sees an open window they see a way in, even if that window is on the second floor. Always keep your windows closed and locked if no one is home to remove this possibility.
The Road to Better Security
At Quickly Locksmith in Miami, we know that you want a safe and secure home for your family. That is why we aim to stay up to date with all of the latest lock security news, we want to ensure that you have the right locks for your needs.
If you would like help in finding the right locks for your home, or if you think a security audit would be beneficial, get in touch with us at (305) 984-9922. Alternatively, you can use the contact us form on our contact page.