To the passing burglar, your front room is like a shop window. At a glance, the burglar can see how well off you are and how careful you are with your possessions.
View your shed or garage as an extension of your house. Put at least a couple of locks on the outside, plus wire on the window so thieves can’t use your garden spade or fork to prise a door open.
Don’t put your patio table right next to the house as it provides a useful ladder.
Get an alarm from a reputable, well-known company. Burglars can easily bypass the cheap systems. For maximum security, choose an alarm with cameras that you can see remotely on your computer.
Beware of what you reveal on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Don’t make your routine or habits obvious and don’t announce your holiday plans.
Check your calendar at home can’t be seen through the window. That way, no one can see your appointments.
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