Where and how do burglaries most often occur? The more you know about which methods burglars prefer to force entry into a building, the more effectively you can protect yourself. Burglars will bring along all kinds of tools and technology to gain entry to your house or apartment. They will then use different methods to force entry. They are very resourceful in using a whole range of tools and continually work to optimise their 'trade'. The longer burglars take to attempt a break-in, the greater their chances are of being discovered. Burglars therefore usually take no more than three to five minutes. Any longer than that and they abandon the attempt. Ensure that it will take as long as possible to attempt a forced entry into your home and install high-grade security technology that will frustrate burglars completely.