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Invite Burglars into Your Home
Anyone would be shocked and feel violated after coming
home to a ransacked house. Burglars look for specific things
when choosing a home to break into, and many homeowners are
basically inviting criminals through the front door. Below
are five ways you can avoid drawing the eyes of thieves and
actively deter your home from becoming a target.
Beware of selling to strangers.
wanting to sell items on Craigslist
or another internet-based classified ad website, then
ensure you conduct your transactions outside of the home.
These forums are the perfect place for burglars to make appointments
to basically rob you.
Don't tweet about it.
of your friends have the most virtuous acquaintances. If you
advertise on social
media about your upcoming vacation or big event, then
a mischievous friend of a friend will know the perfect time
to forcefully check out your home.
Mind your trash.
when it comes to taking out the garbage, especially around
holidays. Criminals will drive around nice neighborhoods and
specifically look for empty boxes of high-price items. Then
all they have to do is wait for you to leave the house before
they force their way in and nab the goods. Break down boxes
and conceal them in garbage bags or trashcans.
Prepare for a vacation.
you leave on vacation that you put a few lights
on timers and have someone collect your mail. A home that
is obviously vacant is every burglar's dream. And if you're
on an extended holiday, ensure you also hire someone to take
care of the lawn — overgrown grass is a no-one-is-home indicator.
Secure the safe.
you put your valuables in a safe doesn't mean they're secure.
If the safe isn't installed in a wall or bolted to the floor,
then a burglar can just carry it through your front door.
They can figure out how to break into it later. So make the
investment to ensure your safe can't walk out the door.
little common sense and by following the advice above, you'll
reduce the risk of your home being targeted by burglars. We
suggest calling one of the Poconos oldest and trusted security
Security at 570-839-2225.
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