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Advanced Door Technologies (ADT), an East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of rolling steel doors, sectional doors, overhead doors, sliding/folding security grills, high-speed doors, rolling grills, dock equipment and more, has unveiled an interesting new infographic on how to prevent home and commercial burglaries, as well as school shootings.

As the infographic states, 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year, resulting in $4.6 billion in damages. To put that into perspective, the FBI says a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States. 34% of home break-ins occur through the front door, followed by first floor windows at 23%, and the back door at 22%. Alarmingly, 60% of all burglars enter forcibly, while 30% enter through an unlocked door, window or other openings. On average, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home.

So, how do you make your home burglary-proof? ADT says doors are the most common points of home break-ins. The most common method of forced entry is to simply kick the door in. Therefore, making your door harder would go a long way towards deterring a criminal from trying to gain access to your home. ADT recommends that you use a solid core or metal door at entrance points. A heavy-duty deadbolt with a one-inch throw bolt will also help. In addition, it’s important to use a high-quality knob-in-lock set with a dead latch mechanism. Intercoms, door bars, chains, and a viewer will also help.

Take a look at ADT’s infographic below, which also has tips on preventing a burglary at work, as well as how to deter school shooters.

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