There are a lot of myths out there regarding burglaries. Unfortunately, movies and video games give homeowners a false impression about when burglaries occur or how houses are even targeted. It is important that you separate fact from fiction when assessing your home security system so that you can better protect yourself and your loved ones.
Burglary Myths and the Real Facts
These are the most common break-in myths and fictions and their corresponding truths:
- Myth 1: When Break-Ins Happen – In movies, break-ins typically occur in the middle of the night. In reality, a large majority of break-ins happen during the day. Also, most movies portray break-ins to happen while you are home, but in reality, most burglars wait until you are gone.
- Myth 2: How Burglars Get In – While burglars do use windows, the majority come through doors, especially if the door is left open or unlocked. When it comes to windows, burglars will break the glass, which is why it is important to have glass break sensors as part of your home security system.
- Myth 3: What is Stolen – Burglars are not always breaking into high-end homes and stealing collectibles. In fact, the most common items stolen from a home are electronics and more recently, documents that have personal information.
- Myth 4: Who They Are – Most homeowners will assume that a burglar is a complete stranger, but a large majority of robberies are done by someone the homeowner knows. This person has been inside the home, seen what there is to steal and knows the homeowner’s schedule.
If you want to protect your loved ones and your valuables, install a home security system by GuardMe Security. Our experts can help identify your home’s weaknesses and even offer multiple layers of security with cameras and glass break sensors to ensure your home is the most secure one on the block.
Call GuardMe Security experts today at (800) 235-0644 or ask a question online about our home security products.