Using Safes to Prevent against Theft

July 14th, 2014

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There are many people that believe that since their front doors are locked that they think their belongings are safe. This is simply not true!
 
The most common times for a theft to happen in your home are from 10am to 3pm, whether you are home or not. While there are thieves of all genders, race, size, etc. the most common thief will be a younger male in their mid to late teens. It is important that you keep your valuables safe.
 
Safes are a great way to do this. While there are many different kinds of safes, they all have the same purpose in mind- to keep your belongings with you! Many models can be bolted down to a surface or piece of furniture to make sure that people can’t just walk away with the safe that contains your goods.
 
Not only do homeowners need safes, but so do businesses! It is very common for a business to have larger amounts of cash sitting in a safe because of how much they need to use in a single day. Either way, safes are the way to go to make sure your valuables stay where they belong.
 
Here are some facts and statistics about theft:

  • Every 18 seconds a burglary takes place in the US.
  • On average, a burglar spends about 12 minutes inside a home.
  • Only 13% of burglars are caught by the police.
  • 60% of burglaries happen during the day time. Cash, jewelry, and electronics are among the top things that are stolen, along with weapons.
  • It is estimated that one in every thirty six homes will be burglarized this year.
  • The top three cities with the most burglaries are Houston, Chicago, and New York City.

 
Don’t know much about safes? Call one of our safe specialists today and they can help you decide which safe best fits your needs.

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