Defense Against Crime

24/05/2013

The Three D’s of Home Burglary Prevention

You can prevent Home Robberies

You can prevent Home Robberies

A few days ago I met a friend of mine in the grocery store, who only stays a few block from me. She told me that her home has been burglarized twice this year. So her husband has finally had an alarm system installed and even installed a security camera.  With the camera they found out that the thieves hid much of the stolen property in the shed in the empty house next door.  I’ve talked with residents in several subdivisions in the past year and it is more common than you think.  My friend even told me that after talking to others in her subdivision, she found out that there were others who had been burglarized.

Here are some home security statistics that may shock you… And hopefully motivate you to take action

  • About 2.2 million home burglaries are reported each year in the United States. That’s about 1 every 15 seconds.
  • Only 13% of the perpetrators in the US are ever caught.
  • Nearly 69%  of all burglaries are residential (home) break-ins.
  • Most burglaries happen between 10:00AM and 2:00 PM when people are at work.
  • About 30 percent of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door.
  • FBI statistics show 70% of all break-ins are from kicking in the door
  • The typical thief lives within 2 miles of their victims, and some even know their victim.
  • Renters are just as likely to be the victims of property crime as homeowners.
  • A typical thief will spend between 90 second and 15 minutes inside your house
  • The highest percentage of burglaries occurs during the summer months.
  • Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into

Remember the three D’s of burglary prevention:

Deter

— Sound residential security practices and good locks are a deterrent since they eliminate the opportunity for an easy burglary. Look for Lock Bump Proof Locks. Also Even if you buy a New Lock, have it re-keyed. Many Stores sell locks from the same lot, and they have identical keys.  If you search this blog you can find all of the security measures that I have recommended, and still recommend.

Detect

— The possibility of detection is increased if you can force a burglar to work where he can be

seen.  A burglar also wants to avoid drawing attention to himself by making attracting noise, such as breaking glass or smashing doors. The noise of Barking dogs, security camera, loud alarms on doors and windows, or motion sensors or lights are the best way to detect and deter a burglar. It also helps to have nosy neighbors or a Community Watch program to alert  your or to  notify law enforcement authorities  if there is something strange going on.

Delay

—A burglar will normally spend on average about  6-to 15 minutes once inside your residence. If you can make it harder to get inside they usually give up, because they don’t want to get caught.. A burglar wants to avoid being caught, so the longer it takes to force a door or window, the greater his risk. It is nearly impossible to make a house or apartment impregnable, but it is relatively easy and inexpensive to make forced entry difficult and to delay the burglar. There are products like Strike Master II, or The Door Sentinel.

By being proactive in the principles of deterrence, detection, and delay, you will be more likely to deny the burglar access to his target. This blog is designed to aid you in enhancing your home for security. Take time to do what you need to do, so you want regret it later.. Then talk to your neighbors about how you can help each other keep your entire neighborhood safe. If you live in an HOA, I would also suggest to your HOA, to set up a NEXT DOOR Net work.  This is something I have done for my HOA, and I recommended it to my friend. So far it has been really good in keeping the residents in your community of things that have been going on, including robberies and break-ins.  If you want advice or assistance for your own house or for your neighborhood, your local law enforcement agency can assist you. Invite them to your next HOA meeting.

Here is a bonus fact: around 88% of burglaries are preventable. Your home security defense strategy should involve several layers of counter measures.  First and foremost, families should have clear
rules about locking doors and windows before leaving. Secondly if you have an alarm system, use it, even if you are home. Thirdly,  be careful to about answering the door for strangers. Lastly, DO NOT talk about upcoming vacations on social networking websites, or the local grocery store. You don’t have to be one of the two million residential burglary victims and neither do your neighbors. Remember —crime prevention begins at home.

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