What Burglars Already Know About You and Your Home

According to the FBI, about 1.4 million burglaries occur in the United States every year. But people mistakenly assume that burglary is merely a crime of opportunity – by masked strangers in the middle of the night. But that’s actually rarely the case. In many cases, burglars collect data before they make their strike. These are the things burglars already know.

They Know if You Actually Have a Security System


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You may put a sticker on your windows that shows that you have a security system, but a burglar will know if you actually have one or not. For those of you who have a glass panel where your front door is, it’s easy to peak in and see if you have a system or not. But a less obvious way to know if you have one or not is by looking in the reflection of the front hall mirror that most homes have. If they don’t see a security panel, they know those signs are fake.

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