Silly? But true. However, you may be showing the world you either have new EXPENSIVE things or out of the house so your expensive things can get stolen.
Got a new computer? Got a new big screen TV? How about a new X-box 1? Yup, the neighborhood all knows it, too, because you set the boxes out in the trash last night. Instead, it may be better if you break down these boxes and take them to the recycle center near you.
The gardener hasn’t clipped your hedges for a while? This makes great cover – cover for someone to hide in and break into your home without being seen. Nicely groomed hedges deter break-ins. Oh, and while you’re at it, make sure the lawn stays mowed. That is always a nice sign you’re gone for a while.
Can’t wait to post your latest photos from the slopes on Facebook or tweet how good dinner is? Wait – social media is like a personalized invitation to walk right in. Post those weekend ski photos when you get back.
Is your jewelry all in one spot in your master bedroom? That’s the place burglars go to first to grab your valuables and cash – in your master bedroom. You may want to invest / install a wall safe or rent a safety deposit box for your extremely valuable jewels.
Is EVERYTHING, including passwords on your laptop? Perhaps you may want to keep more items in the clouds. If your computer is stolen along with your big screen TV, then you may be able to recover your files and also not give your burglars access to your online bank accounts and credit cards.
Winter here in Northern Utah is ski season and many break-ins happen during the Holidays and the winter months. Don’t become a victim of home theft – protect yourself and your valuables. But just in case, make sure your renters or home insurance is current and that you have enough coverage.
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