There are many things thieves and burglars do not want you to know. After all, revealing these dirty secrets of their profession could make their next hit just more difficult. Keep on reading and l’ll tell you which opportunities the thieves are looking for and how you can beat them in cleverness in their own game.
THINK LIKE A BURGLAR
Burglars quickly understand if a house has been empty for several days. There are clues that make it clear – for example, inside it is always dark. A good idea is to leave some light on and ask a trusted neighbor to take a quick look. It would be even better to ask someone to sleep in your house while you are away.
NEGLECTED CARE OF THE ALLEYWAY
Here’s another reason to cut that high grass in your garden – a messy driveway suggests thieves that you’re lazy and maybe not too careful about security. In addition to that, having high hedges or trees near the windows is a bad idea: they can be used to climb.
LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOOKING
Installing a security camera is a good idea, especially if you live in a quiet neighborhood. And without being subtle with it. Fix a hidden camera somewhere, but also one well visible that looks right on the road. Tell the thieves you are watching.
INVEST IN A BETTER LIGHTING SYSTEM
Twilight interiors can make it easy for thieves to take a glance without being noticed. If possible, install lights that are activated with a motion sensor. Nothing annoys or frightens a thief more than being suddenly illuminated.
NEVER EXIT WITHOUT LOCKING THE DOOR
Are you the kind of person who goes quickly to the little shop at the corner without worrying about locking up? Of course, nothing can happen in those 15-20 minutes, right? Sometimes it’s all you need for someone to get in quickly and run away with expensive items.
Burglars hate dogs. And the good thing is that you do not even need to really have one. A large bowl, toys in the garden and the classic sign “Beware of the dog” are all you need to scare the bad guys.
THE SCOUTING BEFORE BREAKING IN
Thieves often try to visit the apartments pretending to be delivery guys or maybe workers, in order to examine the inside and check where the expensive goods can be found. Never let anyone in, if he appears suspicious.
VALUABLE OBJECTS IN PLAIN SIGHT
Never leave jewelry or other expensive items visible from the garden or the windows. Unsuspected people passing by could be thieves, with their eyes on your valuables.
BATHROOM? OFF LIMITS
It may seem rude, but try not to let use your bathroom to any worker or service man. According to experts, burglars often use this method to remove locks to the windows and then access them easier later.
TRAVEL THE “SMART” WAY
Try to clear all the clues that could attract the bad guys to your home while you’re away for holidays. A high pile of newspapers not picked up for days is an invitation for trouble. Ask your neighbors to pick them up for you or stop the deliveries while you’re away.
GET RID OF YOUR EMPTY CARTONS
Did you just buy a fantastic new flat screen TV? Make sure you do not expose the packaging in plain sight outside. It would be like advertising your new purchase for burglars. Always cover the cartons before throwing them away.
STOP TO BRAG
You’re going to the exotic Caribbean Sea for a fortnight vacation and you’ve updated all your social profiles to let all your “friend on social media” to be jealous about it? Guess what’? You have also made available to huge audience your travel plans to possible malicious people.
All of the above may seem only common sense but I’m always surprised to see how many of these simple precautions are often overseen. And you? Have you done any of the above?
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