Home Security Secrets from a Former Thief

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments by

You’ve probably heard the expression ‘It takes a thief’. When it comes to securing your property from home invasion, that expression should be more like a reference guide. Thieves are always keeping up with the latest home security technology and coming up with ways to outsmart it. That’s why thinking like a thief when safeguarding your home could actually make you more secure.


Burglars will rarely try to break in without a plan. Casing the property they are targeting allows them to inspect easy ways to get in and out. That’s where re-training your home ownership brain comes into play. Do you leave your windows open at night without a gate or alarm system installed? Do you have a false sense of security in your neighborhood and routinely leave your front door and garage doors unlocked? These are relatively easy fixes that will protect your property against intrusion.


Thinking outside the box is also important – literally. Many people leave boxes outside for recycling to collect. If any of these boxes are for big ticket items like computers, gaming systems, or flat screen TVs, leaving them curbside is signaling to thieves that you have items worth stealing.


The most obvious way to protect your home is with a state-of-the-art home security system. Yes, thieves stay current on technology but that doesn’t mean you should neglect this approach to safety. Also, installing a home security system will improve the value of your home and lower your insurance rates.


Remember, don’t assume your home is safe. Think like a thief and you’ll help safeguard your home against them.

Home Insurance, Home Security

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