Statistics on Crime- Prevent Burglary with Complete
According to the FBI home-burglaries are the most common threat to our homes occurring every 13 seconds in the United States. Over 2,000,000 homes will be burglarized this year that will likely result in property loss of $1,000 or more without including the damage from the vandalism. Most of these vandals are using simple tools to get into your home including screwdrivers, pliers, pries bars, and small hammers. You can greatly reduce your risk of getting robbed by these criminals with securing your entry points with the proper window and door locking mechanisms that are designed to keep your valuables inside and criminals outside.
Your Home’s Entry Points
Most homes only have two options for entering: doors and windows. Securing your front door is a wise place to secure your home as most break-ins occur here. Installing a pick-resistant deadbolt lock and having an outdoor entry light are great ways to protect your home from this highly popular area. Avoid purchasing hollow-core doors for your entrances that provide access from the outdoors as these can be easily kicked in. Any gaps along the door frames provide leverage for removing the door from its frame and should be avoided.
Sliding Glass Door Break-Ins
The first floor of your home is also a highly popular location as most burglars avoid climbing to break-in to a home. A sliding glass door is a highly sought after target as most burglars know that this type of door is usually only secured by a latch. These doors can also be lifted off of their tracks and can be moved silently allowing for quick access to a home and its valuables. Complete helps keep its customers safe by providing them with vertical bolts and metal track blockers and locks that prevent sliding door movement. A locked sliding glass door alone won’t prevent a robber from breaking in, homeowners and renters need to take extra precautions to safeguard their homes. Vertical bolts and metal track blockers are the smart way to stop the door from sliding and opening.
Other Entry Points
One of the most common entry points for burglars is a ground level window at the rear of the home. Windows locks are inexpensive and are an effective way of keeping out burglars who are trying to get into your home this way.
Garage doors are also a frequent entry point and should be secured with a deadbolt lock.
Because simple locks can be picked by nearly any amateur burglar, it is important to invest in deadbolt locks. Complete can install and secure your home with new locks that keep your family safe and maintain your peace-of-mind.
For more information on the products and services we offer to help you secure your home and your family, contact Complete today.
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