Choose good locks so that the burglar can quickly see how difficult it will be to try and open the lock. By choosing a lock at the top and bottom of the door, the burglar will end up taking more time to pick it, which means that he might end up searching for another house. Also think of the locks on the back of the house. The back is just as important as the front!
The statement “better a good neighbor than a distant friend” doesn’t just come out of the blue. Are you going on vacation for a long time? Then inform your neighbors and make arrangements with them to watch your house and keep things tidy. This will make your house appear less uninhabited.
Choose lights with time switches, and install them in different places in the house. This way, rooms can be alternately illuminated and give burglars the impression that someone is at home.
6. Social media
“We are on holiday until July 1,” is a note that we are able to stick to the office door with confidence. But we know better than to leave these kinds of notes on our door at home. Yet we make the mistake of posting all sorts of fun holiday snapshots on social media. These are nice, but burglars can see this, too. Also, think of what you might say in an automatic e-mail response while you’re out of the office. Saying that you’re out of the office “enjoying the sun for 3 weeks” can also cause problems.
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