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5 Unusual security tips from a Convicted Burglar

>> Jul 16, 2017

Who understands better the vulnerability of your home to potential break-ins than the people who carry the break-ins? In this dynamic technological era, the criminals have also stepped up their game. More criminals are taking a sophisticated approach to burglary, carrying meticulous research about homes, neighborhoods, and the movement of homeowners.

To keep your home and your loved ones safe, you need to take several steps to prevent break-ins. Without much ado, here is an overview of some unusual home security tips from convicted burglars about what you should do to keep them out. 

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1.   Think outside the conventional Hiding Places

Most burglars will target your master bedrooms once they enter your house.  They consider nightstands and lingerie drawers as treasure troves of jewelry, cash, guns, and other valuables. Garages and man caves are also popular places for burglars to find valuables. Some burglars also consider your bathroom lucrative as they are likely to land prescription drugs which fetch great prices on the street.

To be on the safer side, it is best to keep your valuables in several unusual hiding places. If a burglar discovers one of your hiding spots, he might be less motivated to scout for more or he might not be smart enough to find all your stash spots. This simply means that he won’t manage to get away with all your valuables.

You can also consider moving your valuables to secured safety deposit boxes. The small fee that you’ll need to maintain a safety box is well worth the peace of mind that you will have knowing that your grandma’s pearls are safe.


2.   Never leave your garage door openers in the car

While leaving your garage door opener in the car is somehow efficient, it is a potential security hazard, especially if your car is left on the driveway. Again, if you are a street parker, it is vital to take your garage door opener with you. Compared to your home, breaking into a car takes less effort; so leaving your garage door keys or opener in your car is synonymous to leaving your home key outside.

3.   Be less Hospitable

Dark perimeters, bushes, and nicely paved driveways are inviting elements to a burglar—they encourage burglars to take a closer look at your home. Security experts recommend outside lighting as one of the best deterrents for keeping burglars away. Consider installing motion sensor lights—nothing is more off-putting to a burglar than being in the spotlight. Additionally, pathways or gravel driveways are other great options to make burglars think twice. The fact that you can hear their footsteps is just enough to make them feel that your home is not worth the risk.  Again, strive to stick around when your HVAC repairmen or cable guys visits. Many burglars have confessed that they have inside people (who work for utility or home security companies) that with supplies them with codes and some security head-ups.

4.   Use Social Media Sparingly

Avoiding announcing your upcoming trip or vacation on your social media pages (and stay away from such posts, too, during your vacation). Burglars are increasingly becoming smarter, and finding your home address is simpler than you think.

       5. Alarm System is not Enough

While 90 percent of burglars will avoid homes with alarm systems when selecting their potential targets, a few believe that they would be in and out of your premises before the police responds. Some criminals also have inside connection with various alarm companies that often feed them with override codes.  It is, therefore, important to invest in a full-scale monitored home security system. In fact, you have lots of options when it comes to security products that fall under self-monitored home security systems—window sensors, glass break sensors, motion sensors, and security signs among others. 


By and large, there are many homesecurity measures that you can take to prevent home break-ins. However, from a burglar’s perspective, some could be more effective than others.  Therefore, a layered approach to your home security is highly recommended. It’s not just having a reinforced door, a nosy neighbor, a big dog, or an alarm system. However, if you have a combination of a few of the home security tips highlighted above, a burglar is going to consider moving to an easier target. 

4 komentar:

Putra July 17, 2017 at 5:43 AM  

I would be more feel safe if there are CCTV on my home. And the price is no longer expensive

Oim Info July 17, 2017 at 8:43 AM  

I'm So Sorry, I'm Not Speaking English well

Yanto cungkup July 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM  

semoga rumah teman2 semua senantiasa aman dari ancaman orang2 jahat ya mbak.

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