Home Security Myth-Busting: Part 2

May 21, 2013 No Comments by

Here is the second part in our discussion of home security myths. There is a lot of information on the best strategies to keep your home safe. Unfortunately, most of them are common knowledge by now and if you know of them, so do burglars! We tell you what ones offer good security advice and which ones you should ignore.


4.) Sliding glass doors are especially vulnerable to intruders.


False. In fact, burglars usually avoid breaking sliding glass doors—or any glass for that matter—otherwise the sound might alert neighbors to their crime. However, unlocked doors are the most common point of entry for intruders, so make sure they’re locked before you leave.


5.) The majority of burglaries happen during the day.


True. Most burglaries occur when the occupants are the least likely to be home: during work and school hours. Specifically, a burglary is most likely to occur between 9 am and 3pm. You should be particularly vigilant about setting your home security system during this time.


6.) You should leave your lights on when you’re out of town so it looks as though someone is home.


False. Burglars casing your property will notice if your lights remain on at all hours, which is unusual for most households. A better home security strategy is setting up timers on different lights. If you really want to make this charade convincing, you can also set your television on a timer—that way it will even sound as though you’re home.

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