The strength and sophistication of the locks available today from the likes of ironmongery specialists, Ironmongery Direct, are a far cry from those used as far back as 2,000 BC in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. For all the sophistication modern day ironmongery offers however, locks, bolts, hinges and handles are only as effective as the way in which they’re used and if they’re used at all. It’s hard to believe that a lot of home burglaries occur as a result of burglars gaining the easiest of access through unlocked doors and windows, or by getting some welcome assistance to jump over walls and access elevated openings from things like dustbins left outside. Carelessness is indeed a major contributing factor to the rather shocking statistics surrounding UK home burglaries, despite the effectiveness of all the evolved elements making up home security in modern times. A lot of homeowners don’t know just how careless they appear to be with their home security because simple home security features are taken for granted. This infographic put together by Ironmongery Direct zones-in on some UK home burglary stats which in fairness are depicting a steady decline in incidences, but a lot more could be done to see them drop further and faster, through simply taking a much more attentive approach to your own home safety and security.