If you have ever wondered what the chances are that somebody could break into your home, you are certainly not alone. The fact is, in the United States, there's a burglary once every 15 seconds. That means homeowners need to be acutely aware of how secure their home is at all times, particularly at night. If the right steps are not taken, a property could be at risk for a break-in.
Around 60 percent of burglars used forcible entry to get into a home, while the rest are able to gain access through an unlocked window, door or another entry without having to use any kind of force. Before you go to bed each night, it is essential to check each and every entryway that could possibly be used and ensure they are locked up tight. It might not always be effective at keeping a burglar at bay, but it certainly makes their goals harder to attain.
The fact is, in the United States, there's a burglary once every 15 seconds.
One of the most likely points of entry for a burglar is, in fact, a first-floor window. This is especially true during stretches of nice weather when homeowners have a tendency to leave these windows fairly wide open for a breeze. It is also common for homeowners to forget they opened a window while running out in the morning, which can leave your home vulnerable for hours at a time while at work. Make it part of your routine to shut and lock everything before heading off in the morning.
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