Plano Burglaries take less than 5 Minutes – The Plano Police told local homeowners associations this week that burglars no longer spend four or five minutes in your home or garage. A burglary averages 90 seconds or less these days.
Big screen TV’s are not the top target anymore. Burglars are bypassing the big TV for the jewelry in the master bedroom. If you keep your valuables in the dresser, guess where the burglar would look first. Thieves know they can melt down the gold and sell it at gold and silver shops.
Plano Police said burglars will knock on your door, ring your doorbell, knock again to make sure no one is home. Police said you can answer the door by talking through the door to whoever is outside. If you don’t answer the door, you might hear a brick crashing through your back window and you may be confronting that burglar in your kitchen. You can prevent this by changing the glass in your door to a stronger glass that’s not easily breakable. Companies like Riot Glass USA specialize in riot glass which can protect your home. When answering the door, don’t indicate you are home by yourself, police said.
If you open the door, the person will pretend they are at the wrong house, police said, adding with maps on cellphones, no one goes to the wrong door any more. Plano Burglaries take less than 5 Minutes
Home break-Ins are happening at an overwhelming pace and in the most obscure places. A thief can pry the top of your garage door open with a wedge. They can then place a thin rod inside the garage and release the red/white emergency pull cord and open the garage door. This usually take less than 5 seconds and most homeowners do not lock their garage door so the thief has immediate access. To try and prevent this sort of thing from happening, it might be worth visiting a website, similar to https://www.adpgaragedoors.com for example, to see if they can help you to install a new, more secure door or to see if they can help you to repair your current garage door if it’s damaged, decreasing the chances of a thief gaining access to your possessions.
Based on a report by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, about 60% of convicted burglars stated the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home.
Crime Prevention Tip: Install cameras so you can see who is at the front and back doors or on garage. Then, even more important, register the camera with the local police department so that if there is a crime, police will have a better chance to get your property back by catching the suspect. Most homeowners have no issue paying $1800 for a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling for 3 days. An investment in a camera security system can be installed (labor and material) for less than $1000 for a wireless system. Call Ted at Plano Texas Handyman 214-507-3415 to discuss the installation of a security camera surveillance system. Visit our website at www.planotexashandyman.com for more information. Plano Burglaries take less than 5 Minutes
Police said every day someone is touching your front door when you are not home. Add a No Soliciting sign to keep some from playing with your door handle.
Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you see someone or a few people walking down your street that look suspicious. Police said everyone will call 911 when there is a wreck or fire, but for some reason folks hesitate when seeing someone suspicious or a garage door open.
If you see someone leaving a house fast and jumping into a car outside your neighbor’s home, that may be a burglar.
How long does it take to burglarize your home?
Less time than it took for you to read these crime tips from the Plano Police. Plano Burglaries take less than 5 Minutes. Call Ted at Plano Texas Handyman 214-507-3415 to discuss the installation of a security camera surveillance system. Visit our website at www.planotexashandyman.com for more information.
It is OK to call 9-1-1.