Burglars are always on the look-out for weak (access) points in your home so that they can easily break in. Unlocked front door, ladder left in the backyard, tall shrubs in front of window – these are easy access points for burglars.
There’re no typical burglars, but many share common traits. And one of them is targeting homes they can access easily. Over here we discuss some of the most common ways burglars enter your home.
Access Point 1 – Front door
Surprised? And you thought burglars do not target front doors! But you were wrong. One of the easiest access points for burglars is the front door of your home. They analyse the surrounding areas and your neighbours to break in quickly without leaving any suspicion. Expert burglars know where to look for keys (under the doormat and other obvious areas) if the front door is locked.
Access Point 2 – Secondary entrance
If burglars fail to get past your front door, they’ll not quit and instead look for a secondary entrance. If you forget to lock your back door or windows like most homeowners, burglars will be able to gain access to your home without any effort at all.
Access Point 3 – Climbing opportunities
Even if burglars cannot gain access into your home through doors and windows on the first-floor levels of your house, they are likely to climb up the upper floor and break in through windows. Drain pipes, ladders, and overgrown trees give them an opportunity to climb to an upper-story window.
Access Point 4 – Windows
Windows that are left unlatched or have old, rusty locks make your home an attractive target for burglars.
Important Tip – Never forget to lock all the doors and windows, because there’s always a burglar waiting for an opportunity to break into your home and steal your valuables.
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20 October 2017
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