No matter what or who you are dealing with, most burglars are going to follow a similar pattern.
Even the burglars who have a lifetime of doing this to those who are just beginning.
There is a criminal code of conduct that should be learned by homeowners. If you learn this, you can reduce the chances of your home being broken into.
To do this, you need to be able to put yourself in the shoes of a burglar. You need to be able to think and explore as they would. You are going to want to keep the tips we discuss below fresh in your mind to keep your home a not-so-appealing target to burglars. You can outsmart them if you know how to.
1. Know the Enemy
You are going to want to know your enemy. Keep in mind that there are only three types of burglars around.
- The first type is the professional burglar. This burglar knows the right tools and is going to target the best homes. They are knowledgeable about what they are doing because they have been doing it for quite some time.
- The next type is the semi-pro who is going to think he or she is an expert. However, this burglar is not going to be skilled or have the right tools as a professional.
- Lastly, you have the opportunist. This is the person who will take advantage of easy homes. They are not out looking to rob a place but if the right opportunity comes, they will strike.
Keep in mind that professionals are going to be looking for those who have serious money and assets. This means that you are going to have to worry about the semi-pros and those who are opportunists. These people are looking for easy targets and quick targets. These people are not going to take much effort to break into your home.
Always keep your doors and windows locked. If you keep them unlocked it makes your home an easy target. You want to close curtains and blinds so that no one can see in and see your valuables.
2. Understand Their Tricks
Every person is going to show something or some sort of behavior that is suspicious. For example, a salesman walks to your door but there is no vehicle with a company logo in it in sight. This may actually be a burglar seeing if you are home.
There have been cases where a burglar is dressed as a delivery man or a company salesperson and robbed homes that way. You should never answer the door unless you know who it is. If it is a salesperson make sure you ask for their identification.
3. Ask If Your Home is Attractive
You should know that these burglars are not going to want to deal with a lot. This means if it looks like you have security in place, they will oftentimes walk away. They also avoid homes that are well-tended to and corner houses. These houses are easier to be spotted breaking into.
If it looks like you pay attention to your home, you are likely to be passed up upon. For example, fresh-cut grass and an alarm box are going to deter burglars away.
4. Motion Sensor Lights
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