The Ease of the Break In
There are many things in the world that can happen to a person and their possessions and thankfully there are many measures a person can take to protect what is theirs with the appropriate consultation for one's security needs, but no matter how much protection you add to your home, business, vehicles or belongings in order to keep them safe, there is just no sure-fire way to be one hundred percent protected.
While that is not meant to discourage a person by any means it is meant to alert you to the fact that no matter what, crime exists and with the right products you can deter most criminals from attempting to break into what is rightfully yours.
Of course the better the lock and hardware on a door the more protection is added, or implied. Many locks on the market that are currently used for homes can be picked by someone skilled in the technique of lock picking. When purchasing a lock for your door always make sure to investigate them and what defenses they come with to combat lock picking.
Cars and trucks are not impervious to lock picking either, however with many of the new security systems currently installed on vehicles this can be avoided due to the fact that the original key is needed to make the engine and fuel pump work. No lock pick can do that so far.
Lock picking isn't the only way someone can gain entry into your business or home. Using methods such as brute force to knock down doors, crow bars and ply bars, wrenches or screwdrivers, and of course breaking a window can allow someone access into your private property.
Investing in higher quality, higher security doors are also a great tool for added safety and defense against transgression. Solid core and metal doors are available for sale in many places and security specialists, such a locksmith can recommend many brands.
To help guard against someone gaining admittance through a window be sure to pick up window locks and never leave the windows of your home open more than six inches if you are away from the house.
The scheme of breaking a window is also effective for automobiles, however, as mentioned many cars manufactured these days come equipped with a standard horn based alarm system able to alert the owner or bystanders of a possible break in. Older models and those unequipped are not always so lucky.
Just as alarms are useful for vehicles, there are also alarms for the home and business. This is a very good deterrent as the typical thief does not want to draw attention to themselves and possibly be caught.
For more hi tech modes of security, closed circuit television allows for around the clock surveillance and is also a great tool for identification of anyone attempting to or successfully breaking and entering.
Standards such as dogs and time activated light switches do still tend to work but the best protection is knowledge and prevention.