Any locksmith is aware of all the various ways burglars try to invade your privacy. We have all seen it on television and movies: police or burglars or criminals who want to gain access to a room or building merely go to the door and break it open with a well- placed kick. It is almost farcical, almost comical when we see it on television. We know that it will happen, and we can predict the outcome. But what happens when it is not fictional? What happens when it is all too real? What happens when it is our home?
Unfortunately, burglaries and break-ins are often the reality for many homeowners, particularly in light of difficult financial times like those we now face. A-1 Locksmith found that, according to FBI crime statistics on burglary, there were an estimated 2,199,125 burglaries in 2009 alone. Of those burglaries, an estimated sixty-eight percent (68%) were by forcible entry or attempted forcible entry (i.e. entry through locked doors or windows). More often than not—just like in the movies—burglaries resulted from forcible entry where the perpetrators came right through the front door. Also ranking high on the list of locations where perpetrators gained access to a home was the back door.
These facts and FBI statistics demonstrate the importance of beefing up our home security and protecting ourselves and our families. More often than not, something as simple as a few minor changes to our home entry doors and their locksets can go a long way in improving the security of our homes. Often it only requires a modest financial investment to call a locksmith to provide an additional measure of security and give us more peace of mind. But it is certainly money well spent to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our valuables. And a trusted and experienced locksmith, like those at A-1 Locksmith in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Plano areas, can help homeowners create that additional measure of security and peace of mind. A-1 Locksmith can provide solutions to all your home security concerns, whether it be by installing peepholes or high security locksets or by reinforcing existing hardware already in place. If you have a home security issue, it is likely that A-1 Locksmith has a solution or remedy. Call them any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 972-284-7500.