Home Security Tips-Think Like A Criminal

The Uniform Crime Report published by the FBI reported that there were more than 8.9 million property crimes committed in 2013. Most home burglaries can be classified as random acts-not planned events. 98% of burglaries are committed by what we would call “amateurs” usually young kids who don’t have a job, are bored to death and looking for some easy money to buy drugs.

In developing a home security strategy it’s helpful to think like a criminal-look at weaknesses of your home from a criminal’s point of view. Here are a few questions that criminal might ask himself before he burglarizes your home.

Is The Home Occupied?

Most burglaries are committed during the day. But if a burglar thinks someone is in the house he will pick another target.

Is There An Alarm System?

In a recent study of convicted burglars 60% indicated that the presence of an alarm system will cause them to seek an alternate target. If there was a sign in the front yard warning of the security system 75% of those interviewed in this study indicated they would choose another target.

Are There Any Witnesses?

Burglars don’t want to be discovered, so they look for hiding places around lower-level doors and windows. Eliminate these hiding places and you will be much better off.

“By thinking like a burglar and using enhanced technology to reinforce security at home, homeowners can protect their property and keep their family safe from crime.”



The Electronic Watchdog is a motion activated alarm that gives off the sound of a barking dog when the protected area is entered. It is one of the most effective home security alarms available. Burglars don’t like dogs!

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