Four Ways That Burglars May Try To Breach Your Home
Back in 2020, the UK saw a worrying rise in the number of burglaries occurring. More than three-quarters of police forces across the UK reported a rise in cases, with Lincolnshire seeing an astonishing 102% rise during May. Whatever the reasons for this, it’s obvious that we must all be more concerned about the threat of burglary. To help you prepare for the potential of crime in your area, we’ve taken a look at just four ways that burglars may attempt to breach your home.
Through Unlocked Windows and Doors
It might sound obvious, but one of the main ways which burglars gain entrance to homes is through unlocked windows and doors. An unlocked door is a golden ticket for a burglar which they will exploit without a second thought. That’s why it’s so important for occupants to always ensure doors and windows are securely locked. If you have an issue with your lock, call a locksmith right away to protect your home.
Using Tools Already In The Garden Shed
As well as securing your home, it’s also crucial that you lock your garden shed. Without doing so, you could be exposed to a burglary in no time at all. Many burglars will seek entrance to your garden before your home, to see if they can find any tools to use to break and enter. Always secure any tools you have overnight or while you’re away from home.
Side Doors, Garages and Back Doors
Back doors, garages and side doors are often considered less secure than front doors. With that in mind, contact your local locksmith to ensure that all of these doors are at least as well secured as your front door. If your home has a weakness, it may be exploited by burglars.
A particularly tricky technique used by burglars is to leave several restaurant menus on a home’s doorstep during the holiday season. If left on the doormat for long periods, burglars may assume that no one is in and your house is ripe for burglary. If you see any, always ensure you throw them out straight away. If you’re away from home on holiday, ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your home and discard any unwanted post from the front door if it is left there.
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