Burglars tend to disguise themselves as someone you would expect to see around the neighborhood on occasion. As Reader’s Digest also points out, sometimes they may carry around a prop, like a clipboard. They may dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. To sum it up, they do their best to never, ever look like a crook.
Burglars will break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. According to the Reader’s Digest post the way they see it is this, If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature. Glass break detectors can be installed for added security, they recognize the frequency and digital sound pattern of breaking glass.
Burglars are always on the lookout. They look for signs that may tell them whether you are home or not. They look into windows for flat screen TVs or gaming systems they may like. As Reader’s Digest says, “I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.”
It can be a good idea to put your mail and newspaper delivery on hold while you are away, vacationers are a prime target. The Reader’s Digest post also suggest that you should avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.
This is important for our customers who have homes up north, especially those who spend their winters here in South Carolina! Untouched snow for a few days can be a dead giveaway that no one is home.
It is important to have your security company come in to do an on-site inspection to access your security needs and the best fit for your home.