Crime Prevention Month: Most Vulnerable Time For Your Home

Did you know that nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential break-ins? And that in the United States a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds? The statistics are shocking but they are real. It’s important for homeowners and even renters, who are just as likely to be the victims of property crime as homeowners, to understand when the most vulnerable time is for a break-in.

So what time of the day is your home the most vulnerable? The most common time for a burglary is between 10am and 3pm, not late at night like many might think. This is because most people are at work or running errands during the day. As you might have guessed, July and August are the most common months for break-ins as it’s a popular time to go on vacation and when it gets too hot people start leaving doors and windows open in hopes of cooling down. In reality it’s an open invitation for a burglar to enter your home.

Even though you may not be able to be at home all day, every day, there are still ways to protect your home from burglars. When you leave for the day, be sure to check that all doors and windows are locked. It also helps to have a relationship with your neighbor who can keep an eye on your home and vice versa.

The last and most important tip for keeping burglars out is to work with a security company who can find the perfect solution for your needs to keep you and your home safe. Sonitrol Pacific is the largest locally owned electronic security provider in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Nationally recognized as an industry leader, we are proud of our award winning team and the integrated security services we deliver. Experts monitor your home security 24/7 from our Everett Verification Center and answer any questions you have at any time. Our sound, not motion, technology provides wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling coverage and allows our Operators to hear a break-in in progress and report real-time information to the police, often before a criminal can gain entry.

Give us a call at 1-800-898-189 to request a free security assessment.