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6 Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know
While nobody wants their home broken into, the FBI facts are that a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the US. Home burglars generally have a pattern, as criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob and get out fast. Here are six tips from career burglars that you can use to protect your home and prevent break ins without installing top-dollar security features.
1. Nighttime Burglaries Aren’t the Most Common
Burglars are looking for the most probably time that there will be no one home, which means the daylight hours. Weekdays are ideal, since weekend schedules are too unpredictable. The most popular times that break-ins occur are between 12:30pm and 2:30pm when people are usually away at work or school.
2. They Know When You’re Not Home – Thanks, Social Media!
Most people post in real-time when they’re on vacation or away from home. Unfortunately, tech-savvy criminals take advantage of that and scout social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and FourSquare to find victims. An I-Team survey found that over 10% of burglars used social media to find victims, including one burglar in Orange County who targeted at least 33 women he saw in public and used the GPS data embedded ... more
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