Inside the Mind of a Burglar - Guest Article
Go inside the mind of a burglar
How you ever turned on the news only to hear about a tragic home invasion or property theft? It is a daily occurrence that many ignore when it pops up on television or the internet. The fact of the matter is that home invasions occur on a rapid basis worldwide including every 40 seconds in the UK1.
When you pay attention to the news and hear about what a burglar did in this home or how the victim protected themselves in that home invasion, did it ever make you consider what goes on in the mind of a burglar? In most cases, a home invasion is a carefully planned out strategy of war to select a victim and execute the crime. To a burglar, a home invasion is a strategy game. They look for clues and pounce when the perfect opportunity appears.
Now you can go inside the mind of a burglar to see what factors they consider when selecting a target. Items like an unkempt lawn, a pile of newspapers and open windows are obvious factors to consider but other items like luxury cars in your driveway and toys in your yard can be just as important to a burglar. If you leave items like this outside, the burglar will imagine what they can find inside.
You always need to be careful when it comes to your home. Good home security needs to be pair with vigilance to be effective. Just because the person looks like a delivery driver or a service worker does not mean that you should automatically ignore them. Crafty burglars tend to play dress-up since no one would suspect the telephone technician as a burglar. This also goes for random people at the door.
One of the biggest tips is strengthening your door security since almost 40% of burglars enter through the front door. You can help prevent this by replacing breakable doors with harder slab doors that are difficult to break. Additionally, you should replace wooden doorjambs that may crack under pressure and any hinges with exposed pins. A burglar could remove these pins and lift the door from its frame. While you’re replacing your hinges, install new screws that are at least 7.5 cm long, which will help to secure the door to the frame. One of the biggest things to boost your door security is selecting a quality door lock from Locks Online. Pairing an effective entry door with a security system can provide the improved protection for your home making it difficult for a burglar to break-in.
For more tips from the mind of a burglar, be sure to check out the video below. Remember to be vigilant. You can never take a day off from protecting your home because a burglar never takes a break. Don’t let a burglar strike because you forgot to lock your door on the way out.
About the Author: Dan Miller is a home security professional and writer for Home Security Deals specializing in DIY home security. When Dan is not focusing on security, he enjoys watching soccer with his wife and writing about automobiles.
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Many Thanks to Dan for such a good article
Come back and write soon, Regards Darrel Walters, LocksOnline