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See your home thru the eyes of a Burglar

It’s early afternoon on a fall day, just after the lunch hour. Most homeowners who return home for lunch have already headed back to work, and since school is in full swing, most teens are in the classroom. The neighborhood is relatively empty, but just for good measure, the burglar circling around is dressed as a mailman. In the event that anyone sees him, it’ll be assumed that he’s a mailman delivering packages.

This burglar chose the daytime to strike, because he knows most homeowners will be away. But what is he looking for as he roams through the neighborhood? What are his eyes fixated on? What is he hoping to discover?

An Unkept Property

Are there newspapers piling up on the front porch? Have children’s toys, lawn equipment, and other home goods been left outside? Is the grass untrimmed and walkway full of leaves and debris?

These are the clues a burglar is looking for. If items are left outside, they are perfect for stealing. But if the items aren’t to a burglars liking, at least he knows that homeowner doesn’t seem to care too much about the property. If it’s unkept, that means the homeowner likely didn’t go through the process of installing home security equipment.

Is There Protection Installed?

According to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, 60% percent of burglars will choose a different home if they know home security equipment is installed. If a neighborhood is filled with homes that are secured, they’ll likely choose another neighborhood altogether. Many neighborhood watch groups require members to obtain security equipment per their membership guidelines.

But does your home have decals and signs that advertise equipment? Is the neighborhood boasting neighborhood watch signs? Do you have other signs to promote dogs or other forms of protection?

If you have home security, your equipment should be advertised everywhere you can: windows, doors, yard, and more. If you need a new Safe-T sign or some more decals call us anytime (866) 607-2338.