What does a BURGLAR like?
Experience has shown us that burglars like many things (mostly
other people's things), but most thieves prefer two conditions.
1. An invitation, and
2. A fast, easy, undetected entry and exit.
Burglary invitations aren't stuffed into envelopes as are
birthday party invites; nor do we hang signs on our doors -
"BURGLARS WELCOME" - the way we attach balloons to the mailbox.
However, invitations are sent and signs are posted which are
equally effective. Have you ever had a neighbor go on vacation
and you see the newspapers pile up on the front step or the mail
overflow from the mailbox? These are sure signs that nobody is
Other invites you might recognize include:
- Unkempt yard.
- Keys left in your vehicle while you run into the store.
- Dark or concealed hiding areas.
- Windows left open when you are away.
- Notes on the door explaining where you have gone.
- The spare house key left on top of the door jam.
(Did you think no one knew that key was there?)
- Messages on the answering machine stating that you are away.
- An open garage door.
- Sliding glass door, without auxiliary locks.
- A house unlit night after night.
- Privacy fence.
- Flimsy door latches and locks.
- Basement windows.
After receiving his invitation, the burglar also looks for a
quick, undetected entry and exit. He will choose the path of
least resistance, which affords him the best chance of getting
away without being caught. For this reason, most burglars work
the night shift hiding under the cover of darkness. This is an
opportunity afforded by nature; other access and escape
opportunities, which we provide include:
- A large shrub in front of a window
- A dark alley behind the residence
- A privacy fence around the yard
- An unlocked door or window
- A sliding glass door
- An exterior door without a deadbolt lock
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