(PRWEB UK) 10 August 2012
Door Handles LTD the leading UK supplier for handles for doors is this week reminding their clients about the dangers of leaving their handles unlocked amidst a recent report in America about a string of break ins relating to a thief who went around trying door handles in the hope that they were open. Rocky Mount police are now investigating the incidents of the criminal now referred to as the “handle puller”
The term “handle puller” comes from a criminal who will cruise through a neighbourhood in the hope that somebody will leave a door handle unlocked. Once they open the door they then proceed to steal whatever is inside. By not breaking and entering they can also talk their way out of it if caught by claiming they have the wrong house and that it was an innocent mistake.
The types of items that were stolen in Rocky Mount ranged from sunglasses that were left lying in a car to fishing rods in a shed, which shows that it was not just homes that were robbed but also anything that was left unlocked.
Although the story does not even originate in the UK, Door Handles LTD feel that it is a reminder to their customers to keep in mind that there are people out there who can take advantage of homeowners lack security when it comes to locking their doors. Just because their customers live in a safe neighbourhood where their neighbours are trusted does not mean that outsiders will take advantage of this good will.
When leaving the house it is always advised to secure the entrance of the house by locking the door and then trying the door handle to ensure that it is properly locked. Another common mistake homeowners tend to do is to leave a spare key in the very close vicinity of the house i.e. under the welcome mat or under a near by rock. Although this may seem like a handy thing to do it is usually the first place that a burglar will look when trying to gain entry to a house and is also an issue when claiming from certain home insurance agencies as it leaves the home owner liable.
Door Handles LTD does not want to alarm their clients about the risk of burglary but to simply remind them that this things can happen and although it may be highly unlikely that anything like this will ever happen to them it is better to lean on the side of caution.
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