Things that Burglaries Have in Common

1o am- 3 pm

Contrary to popular belief, most burglaries occur during the daytime, between 10 AM and 3 PM. This fully-lit window presents an opportunity when all of the kids are dropped off at daycare/school and most parents are at work. Although nighttime provides a darkness that can be helpful to hiding burglars, they prefer to be alone the most.

All about opportunity

Burglars are looking for the best opportunity. Although the action movies about break-ins are fun to watch, the burglars don’t want to go to crazy lengths to get into your house or business. They target the most accessible points of your home or business, where they are most likely to sneak in like a snake.

Most common points of entry

  • 34% of burglars twist the doorknob and walk right in the front door

  • 23% use a first-floor open window to break into your home

  • 22% come in through the back door

  • 9% gain entrance through the garage door

  • 4% choose the basement as a point of entry

  • 6% will simply try for any opening that isn’t locked down like a shed or barn

A security system, installed by Southern Cal Telecom is one safeguard you can take to make sure your home or business is secure. A comprehensive security system can help safeguard your doors, windows, and storage spaces, all while providing surveillance of your property. Combined with other prevention strategies, you can help ensure that you, your family, and/or your employees are protected. We will continue on this “security” series with more tips and advice! Contact us today to get a quote on the security service you are interested in.

Source: ADT for percentages

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