Stop Thief! Stop Burglary at Your Home #2
A break-in can be extremely scary and intrusive.
If you’ve ever talked to someone that’s experienced a break-in they will tell you they almost feel….violated. And afraid. I talk from first-hand experience.
My goal is to help you to prevent this from happening at your house. So we’ve compiled a list of lesser-known tips to prevent break-ins before they happen.
1. If at all possible, keep your car in the garage.
Don’t leave your car in the driveway with the garage door opener inside. Cars are easy to break into. You put your home security at risk by leaving a key to your home in the vehicle.
2. Keep blinds shut
Lights on, dark outside? Keep your blinds shut. You’d be surprised by how many burglars (and, let’s face it, creeps) take advantage of that time of night when they can see straight into your home.
3. Trick intruders with noise
Trick intruders with noise. Burglars generally look for empty houses. If a burglar hears a sound in your home, there’s a good chance they’ll hightail it. There are inexpensive products on Amazon that mimic the lights of a television. You could even play clips of people talking with a smart speaker like Echo or Sonos.
4. Install a safety door
Install a safety door. Screen doors, like glass doors, are what they sound like. They can be cut or punctured for easy entry. Every screen door needs a safety door to go with it. That puts an extra layer between an intruder and the screen.
5. Avoid leaving ladders outside
A ladder in a yard is a thief’s best opportunity to climb up and reach your windows. You should always be careful about not forgetting any ladder outside!