Burglary Repairs

Burglary Repairs

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a burglary we will repair the damage and ensure the security of your property. Charlotte Locksmith can also provide advice to minimize the chance of an all too frequent repeat burglary, upgrade your existing door locks, window locks or garage locks and even arrange to have domestic roller-shutters or grilles fitted to windows and doors.

The Likelihood of Burglary

According to Home Office Research, the USA Crime Survey estimated that 26,000 domestic burglaries took place in North Carolina in 2009/11. The USA Crime Survey shows that households with no home security measures were almost 10 times more likely to have been victims of burglary than households where simple security measures such as deadlocks on doors and window locks were fitted (22.5% compared with 2.5%).

Another factor increasing the likelihood of a burglary and the associated need for burglary repairs is the number of years you have lived at your property. If you have lived at your current address for less than 1 year you are more than twice as likely to be burgled than if you had lived at your property for 10 years or more (4.6% compared with 2.5%). The likelihood of a burglary drops to 3.2% once you have lived at a property for more than one year but less than 2 years.

The Importance of Physical Home Security

Despite the perceived deterrent provided by household alarm systems the key defense against a burglary remains physical home security. For example, households that suffered an attempted burglary in the USA Crime Survey  study were more likely to have double deadlocks (46%) than those households that experienced an actual break in (37%).

The USA Crime Survey  found that only 1.6% of households with ‘high levels’ of home security were victims of burglary. This rises to 2.5% with ‘some’ home security and jumps almost ten fold to 22.5% of households becoming victims of burglary if ‘no’ home security is present. ‘Some’ home security includes homes with deadlocks on doors, window locks, or security chains on doors, and ‘high’ levels of home security includes homes with burglar alarms, internal or external security lighting or bars on windows.

Insurance Company Requirements

Charlotte Locksmith always fit and provide like for like locks and keys, as a minimum, or upgrade your home security if that is your requirement. Our Locksmiths will also ensure that any locks or additional security measures installed are insurance approved in line with the requirements of your insurance company.