Common ways burglars enter homes & how to protect yourself

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Break-ins, are something that happens to other people, not to you right? Wrong. People often assume that it will never happen to them, but these things are hard to predict. All we can do is take the right precaution, and implement safe habits. We don’t need to live in fear, we can live in a way that ensures our safety, and deter burglaries before they happen. Here are three common ways burglars enter homes, and how to protect yourself.

The Front door

Did you know that 30% of burglaries were through an unlocked door? People often think that a thief would never just waltz into their home. However, many thieves will first try all easy ways to enter a home. If a door is unlocked, or a hidden key is obvious, they will use that opportunity to break-in. Often, if all the main entry points to a home have been secured, thieves are more likely to move on, and go try easier targets. I know it sounds silly, but it is very common that people often forget to lock their doors when they are home, or when they leave. Take this moment to think about your habits. How reliably do you lock your home?

Windows

Windows are fragile, and easy to break, and therefore enter through. Then again, the sound of breaking glass is loud, and thieves never want to bring attention to themselves. Do however, play special attention to window low to the ground, or ones that might be hidden from view. These types of windows, could be easy targets for potential thieves. You may want to take special precautions for these types of windows. However, most often when burglars enter through a window, it is because the window has been left opened, unlatched, or window locks are flimsy.

Secondary Doors

Believe it or not, the front door is the most common entry point for a burglar. However, it is in a thief’s best interest to try every point of entrance available. This includes, garage doors, patio doors, and secondary doors. Just because you rarely use that entrance, don’t neglect to keep it locked, and ensure that it is secure.

How to protect yourself

The truth is we can’t always be home to protect, and monitor our belongings. However a digital doorbell can be your first line of defense against burglars. How? Digital doorbells allow you to see, hear, and speak to the visitor at your door, whether you are home or not. Do you want to know what the best part is? Thanks to your digital doorbell, whoever is at your door, will not be able to tell whether you are home, at work, or on vacation. Your digital doorbell will stop any potential suspicious behavior in its tracks. No thief wants to chance having someone home to interfere, or to catch them red handed. Protect yourself today with a digital doorbell, and know who is at your door when you are away, and deter any threats of break-ins while you are away enjoying life.

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