For such a peaceful country, Australia has a high house robbery rate. As of mid-2021, Australia had the 7th highest rate of burglaries in the world. While we don’t know what the future holds, we know that being conscious of home security is essential regardless of fluctuating statistics. Burglars rob the homes that are easy to get in and out of, homes they have managed to get a glimpse inside of, and ones with little or no security. The best way to protect your family and your belongings is to get to know the most common ways burglars enter homes.
Find Your Vulnerabilities
Every home has its weak spots; they are usually the front door, back door, and garage. Often the back door is neglected when it comes to security gates and locking mechanisms; moreover, it’s the door that is most often left unlocked. Whether you leave a door unlocked by accident or out of a false sense of security, there are ways to negate your risk with security gates with slam locks. If you struggle to get into the habit of locking your door, set a reminder on your phone every evening and keep a checklist up in your house to remind you. The same goes with interleading doors between your garage and your home. Some garage doors are easy to break open, do your research and figure out how secure your garage door is and what you can do to make it more secure.
The Most Common Ways Burglars Break into Homes
The front door is the most common point of entry for burglars, but that’s not the only way for them to get in. Burglars are rarely the bumbling stereotype you see in movies. Those with a bit of experience and common sense find homes that are easy to enter and worth breaking into. After all, it’s a risky job, so they need to do what they can to minimise their chances of getting caught and ensure they walk away with as many valuables as they can.
How burglars enter homes:
- The front door
- Unlocked doors
- Open and unlocked windows
- Doors with weak locks which can be kicked down or picked
- Back doors with low or minimal security
- Garage doors
- Sliding doors
- Pet doors
The Best Deterrents for Burglars
To best protect your family and your belongings, you want to put yourself in the shoes of a burglar. Anything that is an extra hassle will make a burglar think twice about breaking into a home. Things such as barking dogs, alarm systems, security cameras, sensor lights, and security gates and grills significantly reduce the risk of break-ins. If you are away on holiday, consider putting timers on lights in your home and closing your curtains so that burglars can’t see into your home. Burglars will be deterred by general activity in the house and anything that makes entering a home more difficult or time-consuming.
The primary security method is the most obvious to potential burglars, its security screens and security doors. They are one of the best deterrents because they help counter the most common ways burglars enter homes. With Supascreen® or Intrudaguard® from Amplimesh, your home will be far more secure, and your family will be safe. Get in touch today for a free quote on Amplimesh® security screens.