Knowing what happens during a break-in can help you avoid physical damages and reduce the number of valuables lost. If you have prior knowledge of where burglars head first after they break in or the amount of time a burglar spends in your home can help you protect your valuables and your home.
The Burglar’s FIrst Choice
Burglars would most likely go for the master bedrooms once they got access to the house. They do that because most homeowners put valuables such as jewelry and cash in this room. The next rooms likely would be the dining room and living room. Burglars might take flat-screen TVs, laptops, gaming consoles and any valuable antique.
When Is the Most Popular Time for a Burglar to Strike?
Many homeowners believe a burglary would most likely happen at night as depicted in a television series or movie. In reality, however, the most common time is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The burglars specifically target this time period because many homeowners are away from home at work.
Where do Burglars Enter Your House?
Surprisingly, most burglars enter your home through the front door. They will listen and sometimes knock on your door to see if anyone is home. The worst case scenario is that the door is unlocked and the burglar can enter the house easily. If the front door doesn’t work, other points of entries include: first-floor windows, the back door and garage. The average time a burglar spends in a home is 8-12 minutes.
How to Make Entering Your Home Difficult for Burglars?
Burglars usually spend less than a minute breaking into a home so it is important for you to make entering your home difficult. Installing jams are great for windows and patio doors. In terms of entry doors, make sure you install deadbolts for all of them. In addition to that, always lock your doors and windows.
Contact Abington Locksmith today at 888-296-5625 if you need to upgrade your home security with a deadbolt installation in Weymouth, Braintree and other areas of the South Shore.