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Your number-one concern as a homeowner is keeping your home safe and only accessible to you and your family. While imagining home maintenance can fill your head with a never-ending to-do list, the simple fact is that maintaining your home is more than just keeping it looking nice, but keeping it safe. A residential locksmith can be your best friend in getting this done. Just take a look at this data we’ve compiled on home security.

  1. Burglary rates are down.

The FBI has recently reported that the rate of home burglaries is down 19.7% over the course of the past 10 years. This is due to many reasons, from increasing forensic knowledge that can more easily catch these criminals, to the increasing number of more securely maintained homes. This doesn’t mean that you now have a free pass to skip out on locking your door, or replacing old or broken locks. This complacency is a burglar’s best ally, and can lull homeowners into a false sense of security in the protection of their home.


  1. Most break-ins are forced.
    1. The FBI reports that there are three main categories that burglaries fall into: forcible entry, unlawful entry (no force used), and attempted forcible entry. The total number of break-ins in these categories can be split into the following percentages:
      1. Forcible entry: 58.3%
      2. Unlawful entry: 35.2%
  • Attempted forcible entry: 6.5%
  1. These statistics can show us two things. The first is that most homes are broken into by a burglar who is determined to get into your home, and the second is that homeowners have to be equally determined to prevent them from achieving this. Making sure that your home is defended with the best preventative measures is key


  1. Daytime doesn’t guarantee you’re safe.

It might be surprising to most homeowners to learn that a majority of reported break-ins happen during the day. Only 27% of these crimes happen at night, when you are more likely to be home than during the day.  Burglars don’t want to be at your home when you are, which can give you a better idea of what you might need to do to make your home burglar-proof!


  1. Front doors are entrance points.

Statistics show that 34% of burglars use the front door to enter your home.  The main reason for this is the widely known fact that a majority of contractor-installed doors are not secure. It’s easy to fix this problem with the assistance of a home security system and a strong lock installed by a professional in a solid door.

If you’re ready to start securing your home and keeping your family safe, help is just a phone call away.  Artie’s Locksmith is stocked with the materials and the qualified technicians you need to keep your home properly maintained.  Available 24 hours, day or night, Artie’s Locksmith is here for you, whenever you need us.