You would not think crooks would want a lot of exposure by trying to break into a home for sale in Sacramento. What, with the big ol' honkin' sign in yard, announcing it is for sale, to the stream of traffic flowing in and out, there is a lot of activity. Agents accessing lockboxes, traipsing in and out.
I also tend to put my lockboxes on the gas meter. Those locations are often more public. Plus, the crooks have a harder time getting the lockbox off a gas meter than they do the front door. When it's hanging on the front door, they can take the door handle.
But if hoodlams want to get inside, they generally will. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Should You Arm the Alarm When Home Selling?