Flatirons Locksmiths: Summer is peak season for burglaries: Is your home in Boulder Colorado secure?
As the temperatures rise, the high season for burglaries begins. People are out in their yards and gardens, doors and windows left wide open. Families are packing up, and leaving their homes to go on vacation. Now is the time to make doubly sure your home is as secure and burglar-proof as it can be.
The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association lists a few facts about home burglaries:
“Around 60% of burglars used forcible entry to gain access to a home. More than 30% of burglars entered residences through an unlocked door, window and other opening without force.
Typically, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home. The more difficult it is to gain access, the more likely a burglar is to reconsider the attack.”
Here are three things you can do to prevent break-ins during the summer and all year round:
Lighten up – Have enough light outside your home at night to discourage intruders. Install motion sensor lights, and keep some on electronic timers to switch on and off at intervals. This is especially important for when you will be away, as it will give the appearance that someone is living in the house.
Sound the alarm – Most burglars will abandon their intrusion if an alarm goes off. Consider investing in an alarm system, if you don’t have one already. There are affordable systems that don’t necessarily need to be linked to a central monitoring system; these can also be programmed to call your cell phone in case of a breach while you are away.
Lock it up – Check that all your perimeter entrances have good sturdy locks. Install deadbolts on all your exterior doors. And consider putting in high security locks. They are a little more expensive than ordinary locks but they will resist picking and drilling, and thus offer more protection.
Flatirons Locksmiths in Boulder County, Colorado has a full range of locksmith services for your home or business needs. We can help you protect your property this summer. Contact us.
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