Common Ways Criminals Get Into Your Home
Did you know that more than 60% of burglars access a property through unlocked windows and doors?
Installing smart locks and/or window sensors can help make sure your property stays securely locked at all times, reducing the risk of an intruder gaining access to your home or business. These invaluable devices can be retrofitted to existing doors and windows, and Avia use only Apple-based smart technology to ensure maximum security and quality at all times.
With that in mind, let's look at the most common ways criminals gain access into your home.
Unlocked Windows And Doors
Everyone in the household must be careful about ensuring doors and windows are locked when you are not home. However, 58% of burglaries happen while someone is home, so you need to think about that as well.
With a smart lock, you will receive a notification on your phone if the door is left unlocked. You can control the lock remotely and even get additional insights about whether the door is locked. This can give you peace of mind that your doors will never be left unlocked, providing an easy point of entry for thieves.
Using A Hidden Key
One of the fears with traditional door locks is that you may forget or lose your key and be unable to get back in. For this reason, many people choose to hide a spare key somewhere in their front garden. This is a mistake because burglars are well aware of this tactic and know the common hiding places. This makes it easy for them to access your home and may invalidate your contents insurance in the event of a burglary.
With a security smart lock, you never need to worry about this again. The lock can be opened using your app, and you can lock/unlock the door remotely if you need to. No one will ever be locked out and there is no need to risk hiding a key in the front garden. However, Avia can be unlocked with a high security key if needed.
How Secure Are Smart Locks?
Avia is confident that we will always meet International security standards because we work with Apple. Android is known to have more security risks for smart locks, but Apple goes the extra mile to provide maximum network security at all times. Our smart locks have outstanding security features like a 3-star cylinder and 2-star handle to ensure they are as secure as it gets.
The average cost of a burglary in the UK is £3,030. This is much higher than the average cost of a smart lock and/or window sensor. Taking these pre-emptive measures could also have benefits for insurance, so there is potential for significant financial savings.
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