When people are away from home, whether for a short or long time, they'll get worried about burglaries. Come and check out these thief-approved tips to keep thieves out of your house!
1. Put Ladders Away
A ladder against the wall of the house makes it easy for burglars to climb up to the second-story window. So it's better to store your ladder in the basement or garage and install an alarm system monitoring the upper-story windows.
2. Keep Bushes Trimmed
The overgrown bush makes an ideal shelter for thieves to observe freely and prepare for an invasion. Also, these messy bushes may also be a sign that you've been away for a long time, tempting thieves to take a look. So it's also important to make sure the shrubs are kept trimmed.
3. Install A Steel Exterior Door
Since wooden doors can easily be pried open by experienced thieves, it is recommended to install steel exterior doors complete with deadbolts at the entrance. And then you can go out without fear of your home being ransacked.
4. Relocate Your Mirror
Many like to hang their mirror in the foyer, but a mirror in this position can easily help a peeping burglar tell if the alarm system is turned on. It is best to relocate the mirror to make the alarm system not too obvious.
5. Clean Up Your Trash
Be sure to empty your trash on time because it will reveal any new purchases you've made recently. If you leave your new computer or TV packaging near the trash, it'll easily attract thieves to your home.
6. Ask Friends To Check Your House Regularly
If you are traveling far, ask some trusted friends to come regularly to mow the lawn and check on the lights while you're away. Not only will this ensure your home doesn't turn into a wasteland, but it can also trick thieves into thinking that the owner has been here all along.
7. Don't Post Too Many Vacation Details
Posting every detail of your trip on social media can be dangerous, as it can signal to thieves that you are far away and this is an opportunity to rob your home. Kim Kardashian is a perfect example.
8. Don't Put Valuables In Easy-Carry Cases
It's never a good idea to keep all your valuables in one easy-to-carry box, as burglars can take them all in mere seconds. It is wise to have a locked box or wall safe while you're away.
9. Don't Let People See What You're Selling At Your Home
If you're selling unwanted items, it's best not to barter with customers at home. If the customer is a robber, he may be turning up to the door to rob you instead. It's best to meet in a public place, or even in the parking lot of a local police station. If he is a thief, he won't even show up.