Here are some home security statistics that may shock you…
- 2 million home burglaries are reported each year in the United States
- About 70 percent of all burglaries are through a locked window or door
- The highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months
- 95% of break-ins needed some amount of force to break-in
The type of tools used to break in are usually simple; a screwdriver, pliers, pry bars, and small hammers are most common. Making doors and windows much more difficult to kick in or pry open will help make a home a less attractive target for a thief.
Atlanta Property Matters can help make homes “hard targets” for would-be thieves.