3 Home Security Facts That Will Surprise You

By Mario McKellop

April 12, 2016

Most people know to never leave home without locking their doors and windows. However, there more than a few facts about home security that will surprise the average homeowner.

Most burglaries take place during daylight hours

In spite of the common misconception, most burglaries don’t take place under the cover of night. On the contrary, the National Council for Home Safety and Security has reported that home burglaries are statistically more likely to take place between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. than at any other time. This is because intruders are aware that they can more easily and efficiently ransack a home while its owners are at work. Because most home intruders don’t want to be slowed down by the elements, burglaries are most common during the summer months.

Burglaries happen every 13 seconds

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, there is one burglary somewhere in the United States every 13 seconds. There are approximately 2.5 million burglaries every year, 66 percent of which are home break-ins. Those burglaries result in more than $14.3 billion in annual losses. Due to the lack of witnesses or physical evidence involved the majority of home invasions, only 13 percent of American burglaries are actually solved by law enforcement.

The overwhelming majority of home invasions involve forcible entry

The FBI reports that 95 percent of intruders gain access to a home by kicking in a window, picking a lock or simply breaking down a door. For that reason, it’s recommended that homeowners invest in quality security doors and window coverings to give the most vulnerable entry points of their houses or apartments a greater degree of protection. The extensively tested home security products made by Wynstan USA can defend your home against intruders, even if they come armed with edged weapons, screwdrivers and blunt instruments

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