03 Jan How burglar/robber target your house ?
Do you know, most burglars can enter your house in less than 10 Minutes ?
Residential break-ins do occur very frequently in Malaysia. These cases rarely cause major injuries to the occupants but there are also cases where the occupants are raped, assaulted or killed. Here’s a few general facts to keep your family safe.
1. Most burglar/robber/theives can burglarize a home in less than ten minutes.
Burglars are constantly keeping a look out for homes that are easier targets. That’s why it doesn’t take them a long time to break into a house, get your valuables, digital devices, jewellery and cash before being noticed.
Preventative Tip: Improve your home security by getting a home CCTV and alarm security system, keeping all windows closed, enforce your front and back door with safety & security door. Check out our New Edge High Security Safety Door here.
2. Burglars tend to avoid homes with security systems.
Having a security system may increase the chances of a burglar being caught in act. Based on a report by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, about 60% of convicted burglars stated the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home.
Preventative Tip: Modern CCTV and Alarm system connects your home camera to your smartphone directly. There are even monitoring and alarm alerts directly on your phone. Getting a home security system will help reduce the chance of being a burglary victim.
3. Almost 30% of burglars enter a home through an unlocked door or window.
Do you remember to close all your doors and windows before heading out?Burglars and robbers look for easy entry into their target house. A surprising number of burglars/robbers gain access to homes through open or unlocked entrances. First floor windows and doors are especially well-liked by burglars because most house owners seldom locks them.
Preventative Tip: Keep all possible entry points closed, locked with alarm even when you are at home. Install quality security grills to enforce the defence of your home. This will make your home less appealing to intruders and increase the time they take to enter your house.
4. 34% of burglars enter through the front door.
Whether they walk through an open front door, pry open or lock picked into a locked door, statistics proven that the front door are always one of their primary target to enter a house.
Preventative Tip: Keep your front door closed and locked at all times. Replace your door with a solid metal safety & security door—they are very much harder to break into. New Edge Safety Door further fortify your home against a burglar, by using a quality mortised lock set with multiple heavy-duty deadbolt points that locks onto multiple locations. You may also mount a security camera or motion sensor light above the door to help detect intruders. Never give your house owner key to workers or hide a key outside your home. (New Edge Safety Door has dedicated worker/contractor keys.)
5. Burglars usually go to the master bedroom first.
Most families don’t hide their valuable items carefully, and burglars know it. Once they break in, burglars will head to the master bedroom directly, where they scavenge through dresser drawers, look under mattresses, and search closets/wardrobes for cash, jewellery, and other valuables that can be easily convert to cash.
Preventative Tip: Store your valuables in a heavy duty safe that’s bolted to the floor, or hide them in unlikely locations.
6. Someone is home during nearly two out of every ten burglaries.
Coming home to house ransacked are frightening enough, but victims who are home when the burglary occurs may experience an even more trauma situation. Let’s not wait till it’s too late to act.
Preventative Tip: If you have a security system at home, make sure to arm them whenever possible. This will help alert you and anyone else in your home if there are intruders around. Create a safety room mounted with a safety & security door where your family members can hide when robbers are entering your house. This will keep them safe till help arrives.