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If you’re leaving somebody to watch your home, you don’t want them to know everything about you because that can put your security at risk. That being said, if you don’t give them enough information, then that too could leave your home vulnerable to security breaches or accidents. Who is stopping by Check all of your calendars before leaving for your trip because you may have included in there who is stopping by. Maybe a friend is stopping by for her sweater she left at your place, or your office assistant is coming over to look at your broken printer. Maybe someone is coming to work in the garage over the weekend. These should all be things you tell your house sitter about. She should know for two reasons: 1) So she does let in your friend who forgot her sweater upstairs and 2) So she doesn’t let in anybody who you didn’t say would be coming over. What to do if a fuse goes out Make sure your sitter knows exactly where the fuse box is and exactly which… Read more

There’s no better way to know what happens in a burglar’s mind than to ask him. That’s exactly what authorities did with over 200 police detainees, and here’s what they found. These are just some of the top factors that make a home tempting to a burglar. Piles of mail or piles of trash Mountains of letters bursting out of a mailbox, or a dozen packages scattered on a stoop which has clearly been rained on, dried, and rained on again all say one thing: nobody’s home. You might try the old trick of leaving a light and the television on to make it appear as if somebody is home. Unfortunately, some burglars say this only makes it more obvious that nobody is home because nobody sleeps at 2 am with lights and the television on. Leaving the curtains open If burglars know what kind of valuables are inside of a house, then they know what the benefit to risk ratio is. One burglar said that if homeowners leave their curtains open with valuables in plain site, it’s a big… Read more

When it comes to the locks you buy for your home, what seems the sturdiest may not always actually be the sturdiest. You could buy what is marketed as a break-proof lock, but don’t forget that burglars spend a lot of time learning ways to break into homes. You might say, “I can’t think of any way someone could get past this lock” but you don’t dedicate hours to thinking about it—and burglars do. So, let’s take a look at the best and worst types of locks for your home. Okay: Entry Locksets/Handlesets On entry locksets or handlesets, the lock is on the part of the door that you physically grab to get in—either the knob or the handle. From the inside of the door, the knob or handle can be locked by turning or pressing a small button and from the outside it is locked or unlocked with a key. You often find these types of locks on bathrooms because bathrooms don’t usually need maximum security locks, but rather just privacy-ensuring locks. Because these can be locked by a… Read more

If you’re building a home or simply renovating, your decorator will probably ask you, “What style of windows do you want?” But, along with considering the décor of your home, you need to consider its safety and some windows just aren’t that secure. Here are some of the easiest windows for a burglar to break into. Basement windows Whatever type of window you have in your basement, it is still all the way at the bottom of your home where you likely will not hear somebody breaking the glass. So, while a burglar might not risk making noise breaking through a first-floor window, that’s not a concern of his when breaking into your basement. If you have basement windows, put large items like dressers in front of them, and activate your alarms on them, so you’re notified if someone tries to break into them. Louvre windows Louvre windows are a great way to let lots of light, and air in without fully opening a window, which is why some homeowners are deceived into thinking they are safe—a burglar can’t fit… Read more

Having a security guard in your apartment building is an added luxury, but it’s not a guarantee of your security. The term “human error” exists for a reason and, unfortunately, security guards can overlook some critical details, and fall for lies. Here are shocking ways people sneak past security. Posing as plumbers/handymen Your security guard often doesn’t have the direct phone number to your landlord, or somebody who would have authorized a visit from a plumber, handyman, cell phone tower repairman—you name it. Add to that that it’s very easy to simply purchase an authentic Verizon or Rooters uniform at a thrift store, or online. So if someone claiming to be a hired repairman shows up in your lobby, and your security guard can’t get in contact with someone to confirm that he was supposed to be there, he might just let him in. He wouldn’t want to risk getting in trouble with a resident or the property manager for sending away a much-needed plumber. Hanging outside and collecting information If a burglar stood outside your building for just a… Read more