Where are criminals gaining entry to homes?
The Home Office for national statistics published in 2020 shows that over 75% of Burglaries occurred through the door - that's a huge percentage!
With that in mind, it makes sense to concentrate firstly on all of your external doors at your property.
Please bear in mind that we say “all external doors” as it is a mistake to leave any doors vulnerable to attack, e.g. the front door, due to the mindset of:
“The door is overlooked by neighbours.”
“It is too open for someone to attack.”
Criminals are proving now more than ever that they do not care about being seen as they cover their faces or place a hood over their head.
Ask yourself this:
Imagine you are stood outside your home that has three external doors.
All the doors are locked, and you have no access to keys.
Two of the doors are high security, having had police approved locks, handles & security glass installed.
One of the doors has none of the security products installed.
Which door would you attack to gain entry?
That is how easy and straightforward gaining entry via Burglary is.