A fact that we invariably find with almost all burglars is the fear of losing time. They want to be safely in your home in the shortest possible time, especially because once within the chance of being seen, it is considerably smaller. However, they spend the time they need to force a lock or break a door on the street or in the garden and are more likely to be noticed by a neighbor or someone who happens to pass by and to notify emergency services. They would of course like to avoid this and that is why they prefer to choose houses where they can enter relatively quickly. You know from that knowledge that you will reduce the chance that your house will be chosen to break in if you take as many measures as possible to increase the time to get in. An easy way to get this is to invest in good locks.