Can My Home Really be Broken Into in 60 Seconds?

can my home really be broken into in 60 seconds

It sounds terrifying. The thought that an uninvited guest can gain access to your home in less than a minute. But is it true? Can someone really break into your home in 60 seconds?

Unfortunately, the answer is Yes. Here is why, and what you can do to prevent it. 

The Quickest Way into Your Home

Upon learning that burglars can access your home so quickly you would be forgiven for believing they all belong to a thief’s guild where they learn expert tricks with a set of lockpicks. However, the truth is much simpler than that. 

According to a KGW inmate survey where they talked to burglars about their methods, most broke into a home quickly and efficiently through an open door or window. It is surprising how many crimes are successfully committed because we haven’t secured our homes. It’s not always the obvious front door, it can be a garage door or window that connects to your main home. 

If a burglar sees an easy way in, they will take it.

Of course, there are also the sophisticated burglars who do use lockpicks. Someone who knows how to lockpick or bump a lock can make those tools work for them as quickly as you make your keys work in the door. 

How to Protect Your Home

Always make sure you lock your doors and windows when you are not in or when you go to bed. It seems obvious but it is easy to forget after a long and tiring day. Not to mention the times you are simply popping to the shop for ten minutes and don’t think to close your window. A small matter that can have disastrous results. 

If you have concerns about lock picking or lock bumping in your area, consider upgrading your locks to one that presents more of a challenge. A lock with into-picking or anti-bumping properties will boost your home’s defences. 

South Beach Locksmiths are Here to Help

If you need assistance in choosing the right locks for your home or would like some advice on your home security, look no further than the South Beach Locksmiths. We set the bar for quality locksmithing services in Florida. Please use our contact page to get a quote and more information on how we can help protect your home. 

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