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Where thieves gain entry


H & M Locksmith Services
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0800 612 8342

Most burglaries occur between 10 AM and 3PM (after most people leave for work and before kids get home from school)

The typical house burglar is a male teen-ager who lives within a couple of miles of your home. The chance of being victimized by a professional thief is low. Frequent entry points for home burglaries are windows and garage doors. If it takes more than a few minutes to pry open a door or window, the burglar often gives up.

Burglars spend an average of
8 to 12 minutes in your home. The master bedroom is usually the first place hit because most people keep their valuables there. Their favorite items to steal are: cash, jewelry, electronic equipment, silver, guns and other items that are easy to sell on the street or "hock" at a pawnshop.

burglary inspection

65.8% of Burglaries are residential

In the UK, a burglar occurs every 8 seconds.

On average, 1 out of every 6 homes will be burglarized this year.

Half of all burglaries take place without forced entry. In many cases the burglar used a "key".

One study showed that 12 percent of burglaries occurred through an unlocked door.

Homes without security systems are about 3 times more likely to be broken into than homes with security systems. ( Actual statistics range from 2.3 times to 3.1 times, depending on the value of the homes ).

Burglars spend an average of 8 to 12 minutes in your home.


First Stop: Usually the master bedroom because most people keep their valuables there


Security weakness checklist.

  • Are your house and grounds visible from the street and from your neighbours’ homes? Yes No

  • Does your property have a fence or other deterrent to discourage trespassing? See through is best. Yes No

  • Do all your doors have outside lights? Yes No

  • Are they turned on at night? Yes No

  • Are the light bulbs protected? Yes No

  • Are all your doors and windows visible from all angles? Yes No

  • Is your door hardware (locks, latches, handles, hinges, strike plates) durable and securely installed? Yes No

  • Does your front door have a viewer? Yes No

  • Do you have good-quality basement windows with adequate locks and solid frames? Yes No

  • Do your basement windows have break resistant panes or are they protected with security bars or decorative security grills? Yes No

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