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12 minutes to break into your home

You Tube LOCKSHOP DIRECT lockshopdirect.co.uk 12 minutes TO BREAK INTO YOUR HOME On average, a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK. It takes a burglar just 8-12 minutes to successfully break into your home, so make sure you're one step ahead with our breakdown of the key stats and tips to keep your home safe! 72% of burglars are found to enter a home through a door. 27% will force a lock for entry. 5% had found a hidden key that gave them access. 10% of cases a burglar will physically break a door or smash a window. 66% of these occurring 62% on weekdays. 59% of all burglaries take place in the evening of burglaries take place while someone or night time is at home. 4 Small and easy to carry items are the most commonly stolen valuables during a burglary. 30% 34% 17% 34% Electrical goods Purses, wallets Mobile phones Computers & money Make a burglar's life difficult! FIT AN ALARM 60% 60% of attempted burglaries on homes with alarms fitted were unsuccessful. DON'T BE SO PREDICTABLE! Hiding spare keys under plant pots, welcome mats, on the door frame or under your garden gnome are among the most popular spots and burglars WILL check there! BE A LITTLE LESS SOCIAL! 78% 78% of burglars will use social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to target properties where the owner was on holiday or who had just made a valuable purchase. GET SAVVY WITH STORAGE! Experts suggest storing valuables in rooms such as the kitchen, as burglars are less likely to look in there while searching your home. INVEST IN QUALITY LOCKS! The UK police and most insurers recommend fitting a 5 lever mortice deadlock to your front door to properly secure your home. And keep it locked at all times! LOCKSHOP DIRECT f y 8+ You Tube lockshopdirect.co.uk

12 minutes to break into your home

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On average, a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK. It takes a burglar just 8-12 minutes to break into your home. So make sure your ahead with our key stats and tips to keep your home safe

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