A burglary does not only endanger precious values but also our loved ones and ourselves. We therefore should avoid the following errors:
A tilted window is like an open window. The burglar can open it in a few seconds - even an RC2, RC3 or RC4 window.
Safety glass only in accordance with the standard
The safety standard DIN EN 356 actually only tests the window frame but not the glass! The specified “safety glasses” are quickly broken (P4A, P5A, traditional P6B)
Negligence in the vacation home
The danger occurs when you are present, not when you are absent. When you are present, then there are values to be stolen - this is why you must lock everything, especially also the windows and doors of the basement, patio and others.
Hide the key on the outside
Burglars know all the hiding places, especially the perceived “good hiding places”
Rely on the alarm system
In the end, only an effective manual protection prevents that your property is entered
Not reacting to the door bell
This could be a presence check of the burglars.
Relax after the burglary
The culprits often return 2-3 times after a “successful” burglary!
Only secure the first floor
Culprits often enter in upper floors or use balconies, also garage awnings.
Negligence during the day
Burglaries happen especially during the day or in the morning once you are at work and the children are at school.