As we move into the colder seasons, we tend to pay more attention drafty doors, creaky window sills, and leaky ceilings, but just because it’s cold. The areas we find as minor annoyances on our ‘honey-do’ lists can actually be huge security concerns when it comes to the safety of your belongings.
Almost 30% of burglars enter a home through an unlocked door or window.
A creaky or unlocked door or window is a huge risk to you and your family and could put you at risk for home invasion. Desert Locksmiths can help secure your doors and windows to ensure your safety, securing your windows and doors with heavy-duty locks, and not to mention, help you reduce electricity costs.
34% of burglars enter through the front door.
This is shocking. Having a secure lock on the front door is crucial to home safety. Did you know that even after you purchase a new home, the locks need to be re-keyed because they have master pins in the cylinder that allow other keys to work the locks? These pins need to be removed and the locks re-keyed so that only your key works in it. You need to ensure that your front door lock in secure, strong, and only you, and the members of your family, are the ones that have access to it.
Someone is home during nearly three out of every ten burglaries.
This is the worst! Either the person is scared, or the homeowner is in another part of the home unaware of the intrusion. Remembering to always lock your doors behind you, and having a safe and sturdy lock that cannot easily be toyed with, will ensure that your belongings will be safe.
Burglars tend to avoid homes with security systems.
For obvious reasons, but being caught on camera is just about the last thing someone breaking in your home wants. Less than 15% of people that are burglarized see the burglar caught or put behind bars. Although Desert Locksmiths does not directly offer security camera systems, we do offer electronic key fobs, electronic keyboards, and more. We have been working and living in Northern Nevada for more than thirty years, and have great recommendations on security camera systems and businesses. Just ask!
Most burglaries happen during the day.
Yes! The myth that most burglaries happen at night has been disproven. Most people that are planning to burglarize your home have your schedule pretty much nailed down. They might have found your social media handles and began to study them, they know when you go to work, when you’re home, etc.
Many burglaries are committed by people who live near or very close to the home in question, and they happen most commonly between the hours of 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., where people are typically at work or at school. Keep your eyes peeled for any sort of strange vehicles or characters in your neighborhood!
*Stats form Staywise.com