How quick can someone get in your house? You may be very surprised at the answer and it is all up to you on how easy it can be done. The image is all too scary... this is all it takes in some cases to get on your house. Think about that for a moment.
I have recently seen some community reports and county reports on home invasions and vehicle break-ins and it is not good to say the least. The internet is just full of sights and videos on how to manipulate locks and get into garages and cars. Only you can take the steps necessary to protect yourself and your property
The number one form of entry for a thief is the door knob. Why? Because thats all most people lock and it is the easiest way to get in if the deadbolt is not locked.
The things most often taken from homes and cars are;
Weapons, medications, laptops, jewelry, small safes and/or any quick grab item worth a little money. The sad thing about all this is is that it is not only heart breaking and scary, but often done by someone who has been in your home before and is familiar with how you lock your locks and secure your home.
Don't get in a habit of doing the same things everyday. For instance, do you go to bed and turn the lights off every night at the same time? Do you leave your garage open after you get home and close it at the same time everyday? What time do you close your blinds? If people can see in they can learn your habits so close your blinds before it gets dark and not at the same time everyday. Also, check your bushes and your door frames as well as your window seals to see if you notice anything strange or scratched up near the handles.
If you want a good check up on your home and need advice on things to upgrade or need ideas, you can always call Lock Monkeys. We can come out for free and do a walkthrough.
Be safe, be secure and always lock those deadbolts.