How Most Intruders Break Into Your House And What You Can Do To Prevent It

Intruder breaking into a home. A tall person with black leather jacked with a tool to break open the door.

Sabrina was enjoying a great conversation over lunch with her best friend. After a couple of hours, Sabrina returned home to discover that intruders had broken into her home and stolen cherished and irreplaceable items.

She was infuriated at the criminals who invaded her personal space and left her home in shambles. But the anger quickly turned into panic. Were the thieves still in the house? Suddenly, Sabrina was fighting for air, her chest pounding.

As the panic escalated, she felt nauseous, her vision blurred and Sabrina lost her balance, falling to her knees and breaking out in tears.

Nearly 5,000 Homes Plagued With Intruders And Burglarized Every Day 

Her experience is hardly an isolated one. Take a glance at your watch. By the time 15 seconds have ticked by, someone’s house somewhere in the United States has experience intruders and been burglarized.

Most of them occur in broad daylight between 10 am and 3 pm when most of us are working or out around town doing errands.

It would never cross your mind that having a casual lunch with a friend can cost you thousands of dollars due to a break-in. The national average pins losses at over $2,600 for each home burglary. Of course, the value of the sentimental property that marks the milestones in your life is priceless.

Weak Front Entry Doors Are The Primary Culprit

Like in most home burglaries, there was nothing sophisticated or high-tech about how the trespassers gained entry into Sabrina’s house. They simply picked the lock and came in through the front door.

So what can you do to protect yourself from being another statistic? It’s quite simple and relatively inexpensive when you compare it to the costly aftermath. Consider installing a more secure front door from ProVia.

Less Expensive Than Installing Most Electronic Security Systems

The ProVia Legacy steel exterior door is built with 20-gauge steel, wielding almost 50% more steel than 24-gauge doors, making it stronger and more resistant to force than other steel security doors.

With ProVia you don’t need to sacrifice your design preferences to beef up your protection. ProVia doors are available in a variety of styles, finishes, and textures to match your home’s feel and aesthetic.

Many competing steel doors on the market can make your house look like a high-security commercial facility, but you don’t have to sacrifice style for security and protection.

After the break-in, Sabrina quickly realized that the jewelry she inherited from her late Mom was gone, wiping out years of memories. Her sense of security and privacy shattered, she was overcome with guilt for not having done more to prevent the burglary.

Cornerstone Home Improvements is a local, family-owned business-three generations strong and a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and NARI. It has been serving the Kansas City area for over 40 years and has earned a reputation for being trustworthy, honest, and fair to its customers. To set up a free design consultation call (816) 737-0601 or email meshelle@chi-kc.com. Follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and LinkedIn

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