How will you know if you’re already a target of thieves? Find out what they could be looking for to know how to avoid being burglarized.
1) Profiling. Burglars count on routines to create this window where they could take advantage. Little changes in your routine can be a great deterrent for burglars who could be profiling you. This is the same knowledge we apply on our neighborhood watch, avoiding predictability.
2) Looks Easy. Burglary is premeditated. If your house looks easy, you fit the plan. What makes your home an easy target? If the house has poorly maintained lawns and façade, or if a condo has simple door mechanism, it’s an easy target. A study suggests that 30% of burglaries occur without using force. Make your home look like a fortress or complex enough for burglars to think twice.
3) The Getaway. Most of the time the heist is over before it began. Burglars count on swiftly easing through your home, getting the first thing on sight with the most value and take off.
4) The People in your Neighborhood. Who are the people in your neighborhood? Take time to know. It pays to know. As USAonwatch.org, a neighborhood watch program, suggests that familiarity is a big factor among perpetrators. It is therefore logical for the solution to come from within the community. Continue readingGoogle+