Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Burglary Prevetion Tips

April 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

What Burglars look for:

1. If you don't close your blinds at night, they love looking in your windows to spot an expensive flat screen TV, computer, video games, etc.

2. Most burglars get in a house through the back door. Keep that in mind and keep it locked up at all times

3. If you have a fancy alarm system, do not forget to set it at all times, even when you are at home

4. If you leave that window open just a little bit during those warm summer days to let fresh air in, that might be an invitation to a burglar to come in too

5. Stop announcing your vacations on Facebook, MySpace etc. It's very easy to locate your address and other personal information

6. Having a loud dog in your house is a good idea, even if you have a great alarm system installed

7. Having nosy neighbors next door can be a great thing also. Talk to your neighbors and agree on keeping an eye on each others homes

8. Burglars look for newspapers piled up on your driveway or might leave a flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it

9. They never go to kids rooms to look for valuable things, so it might be a good idea to hide some things there

10. If you have a safe in your room, you need to bolt it down, otherwise your burglars might take it with them, since they don't have time to break into it

11. If it snows while you are out of town, get a neighbor to create car tracks in your driveway

12. Burglars always knocks first, so answer the door at all times. Otherwise they can get in your house while you are in there - surprise, surprise! And it can be quite dangerous.

13. While on vacation, I would recommend to leave a few lights on in the house and may be a radio also. It can be a better deterrent than your alarm system.

14. Crooks try their best to never look like crooks. They can dress like a cable guy, a sales person with a clip board or be dressed like a lawn guy.

15. Don't ever leave your door unlocked even if you just go to pick up the mail or take a short walk. As sad as it sounds, some of the robbers occasionally hit the jack pot and walk right in. Make sure that all exterior doors have sturdy, well installed dead bolt locks. Regular key-in the knob locks alone are not enough. Sliding glass doors can be secured by installing commercial locks or putting a broomstick handle or dowel in the inside track to jam the door. To prevent the door from being lifted off the track, drill a hole through the sliding door frame and the fixed frame and insert a pin in the hole. Lock double-hung windows with key locks or "pin" your windows by drilling a small hole at a 45 degree angle between the inner and outer frames, then insert a nail that can be removed only from the inside. Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your home, give a neighbor you trust an extra key for emergencies. When you move into a new home re-key the locks on all exterior doors immediately. Burglars hate bright lights. Install flood lighting to your homes exterior and keep them on at night or set them to detect motion around your home. Don't hire strangers to cut your grass or perform work on your home. Burglars use these opportunities to find out what valuables you own and to learn how to break into your home when you're away. Take regular walks in your neighborhood and make mental note of your surroundings. If something looks strange or out of place, call the police immediately. When you're at home, look outside from your windows and do a quick inspection of the area and call the police if you see anything suspicious. Call the police if you see a person tampering with doors and windows in your neighborhood. Your call to police may prevent a burglary in your neighborhood.

According to FBI Uniform Crime Reports, Burglary offenses increased 1.3 percent in cities with 25,000 to 49,999 persons. Burglaries also increased in non-metropolitan counties by 1.2 percent. It's a good idea to keep a weapon in your house to protect yourself and your family. I would highly recommend stun guns. Place several stun guns around the house so they are readily available, no matter where you are in your home when the burglary occurs. Stun guns are highly effective and accidental use of stun guns will not result in death like handguns or shotguns.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Stun Guns


Goo Didea


Burglary Prevention


Prevention Tips


Stun Guns Around


Close Protection


Force Pro

Rather than blame others, take personal responsibility to reduce our dependence on oil by using less of petroleum derived products. Repeatedly we are hearing about oil spills, rising prices on oil

By: Kyles Humphrey l News & Society > Energy l October 17, 2012 lViews: 233

Traditional analysis of debt and deleveraging (the process where households, corporations and governments are forced to reduce their overall debt) is often biased and incomplete. Opinions of how to

By: Ben Esget l News & Society > Economics l August 11, 2012 lViews: 295

In this high paced digital age, it's easy to become displaced from the people and places around you. However, it's important to support your community and your neighbors who live in it, and work hard

By: Monai Gupta l News & Society > Politics l July 11, 2012 lViews: 332

In a bold, unpredictable move, President Obama declared on Monday his desire to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for all but the highest-income earners, by which he means anyone richer than Al and Peg

By: Scott Spiegel l News & Society > Politics l July 10, 2012 lViews: 228

Bipartisanship isn't always sweet. Especially when it comes to the politics of sugar.

By: Larry M. Elkin l News & Society > Politics l July 09, 2012 lViews: 237

In a direct reflection of the financial market's currently unsteady nature, the wholesale energy markets tumbled to a four-month low at the end of May. The bearish market was thanks to the continuing

By: Graham N Paul l News & Society > Energy l July 09, 2012 lViews: 221

Thanks to ESRI and some brilliant criminologists we now have the awesome crime predictive software, that can computationally predict where crimes are most likely to occur based on the time of day and

By: Lance Winslowl News & Society > Crimel July 03, 2012 lViews: 179

Don't let price or quality stop you from getting a "cheap" stun device. A $20 stun device can protect you just as well as a $60 stun gun. When we say cheap stun devices we mean inexpensive. Read on

By: Dave Artmanl News & Society > Crimel July 01, 2012 lViews: 199

With the decline in gange violence in the Los Angeles, California area, bail habits from the consumers have changed in a new direction as well. This article explores the changes in criminal trials

By: Jonathan Scarboroughl News & Society > Crimel June 27, 2012 lViews: 163

They say that retina scans, or iris scans from the human eye are much better and suited for computer security, and for security and access into buildings. The military agrees, as well is the

By: Lance Winslowl News & Society > Crimel June 27, 2012 lViews: 163

One of the best and most successful ways to raise money is by selling products or merchandise and donating a portion of the proceeds to a worthy cause. Most people are more willing to donate money

By: Erik M Lawrencel News & Society > Crimel June 26, 2012 lViews: 158

Different charities around the world have been set up to target different areas where there is a need. Run by different groups, the organizations or charities rely on well-wishers to raise funds for

By: Erik M Lawrencel News & Society > Crimel June 25, 2012 lViews: 140

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus