4 Burglary Facts Every Homeowner Should Know
Safeguard Your Property with These Home Security Tips from Atlantic Security
A burglary takes place about every 18 seconds in the United States. That adds up to roughly 4,800 burglaries a day. While that number is startling, homeowners should know the facts behind how and when burglaries occur in order to better safeguard their properties.
However, knowing the facts isn’t always enough to stop potential break-ins. With a robust home security installation by our team at Atlantic Security, you’ll have the tools you need to proactively keep intruders at bay.
Below are four shocking facts about burglaries as well as some security tips you can use to protect your home in St. Simons, GA when you have a security system in place.
Most Criminals Can Burglarize a Home in Under 10 Minutes
Burglars search for easy targets that help them get in and out fast. They know the vulnerabilities of unsecured homes and can come and go in minutes when you don’t have proper protections in place.
Home Security Tip: Strengthen your home’s exterior defense with smart locks and window sensors. Smart locks allow you to program personal lock codes so only authorized guests can enter your home. You’ll also receive a notification on your smartphone if you leave a door unlocked. From the same smartphone app, you can instantly secure those unlocked entrances—even if you’re not home.
With window sensors in place, you can use your smartphone to verify that all windows in your home are secure before leaving for work or going to bed. If a window is left open or tampered with, you’ll receive an instant notification.
Most Burglaries Occur Between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
You might assume most burglaries happen at night, but intruders find more success during the day when families are away at work or school—especially since that means eye-witness neighbors are probably away, too.
Home Security Tip: Keep an eye on your home around the clock with smart surveillance cameras that stream live video to your smartphone. Not only will you be able to check in on any area of your home in seconds, but your security system will send real-time alerts to your phone when motion is detected around your property.
Most Burglaries Take Place in the Summertime
A lot of families go on vacation in the summer, leaving their homes empty for extended periods of time. But just because it isn’t summer yet doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Any home is susceptible to break-ins when families leave for vacation—no matter the season.
Home Security Tip: Stage an occupied home by scheduling scenes that mimic your family’s daily routines. For example, schedule your outdoor and indoor lights to turn on automatically at 5:00 PM and turn off at 9:00 PM to simulate activity inside your home. You can even automate them to turn on and off at random times throughout the day and night for more unpredictability.
Burglars Tend to Avoid Homes with Security Systems
About 60 percent of convicted burglars claim to retreat from a property if they see surveillance cameras or some other form of security measure, according to the Electronic Security Association.
Home Security Tip: If your home is guarded only by lock-and-key and a local alarm system, it’s time to upgrade to a robust smart home security system that proactively protects your property by offering remote access control, real-time alerts, 24/7 remote monitoring, and more. Our award-winning home security team can deliver the security system that perfectly fits your needs so you can rest confidently that your home is protected around the clock.
Contact us to learn more about our home security solutions and to schedule a free consultation. You can connect with us by calling (912) 264-8679 or by filling out our online contact form.