Burglars can be outsmarted. Read more to find out how.

Burglars can be outsmarted. You just need to know how.

Outsmart a burglar

Before making any attempt, burglars look out for weak spots that can compromise the security of your home. They need to make sure that they can pull off entering and exiting your house successfully, with little to no obstacles in their way.

Here are several tips on how you can stay one step ahead of any crafty burglar:

  1. Markers
Burglars often mark their targets to find out if anybody’s home.
These “markers” include a spray paint dot on the fence or a seemingly random pebble that keeps being left on the driveway. Always be observant about your home’s surroundings and keep a lookout for things that don’t belong.
  1. Windows
Movies might lead you to believe that housebreakers use high-tech scopes to see inside your home, but they actually prefer a simpler way of spying – windows! Windows offer a top-quality view of all your valuables and allow burglars to see whether you have a home security system. Depending on your needs and budget, you can optimise your safety with our Xpanda Clear Vision Guard window range. They are impact-resistant and suitable for both wood and aluminium windows. 
  1. Rubbish
As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Foraging through your rubbish isn’t the most glamorous approach, but it gives thieves insight as to what you own. If you don’t break down big-ticket item boxes, burglars will know exactly what to look for when they attempt to burglar your home.
  1. Fake municipal workers
Did you get a visit from the local “inspector” who needs to see if your walls are
earthquake-proof? That could be a burglar looking to take inventory of your belongings. So, next time someone stops by for an inspection, be on high alert. Better yet, demand positive identification before granting access, please.

Home burglaries may never truly be eliminated from society, but their threats shouldn’t cause you to live your life in fear. Take these simple measures to secure your home and reduce the chances that a crook will even look at it twice!

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