Burglars are very smart and calculate the risk of breaking and entering into each home. Professional burglars don’t want to spend a lot of time looking through a home for valuables. They will look through your home and target the obvious places to look for items. For this reason, it is often good to outsmart the criminal by hiding your valuables.
Depending on the size of your item, the idea is to place these valuables in places that burglars wouldn’t take the time to look through.
Here are 3 good places to hide your valuables:
- Hollow Book. If you have a full bookshelf work of books, this can be a great place to hide something. Chances are, criminals aren’t breaking into your home to find their next great novel to read.
- Nobody is watching VHS tapes anymore unless they have an old home video. Similar to the book situation; if you have more than a few it will look natural. If a criminal sees only a couple he could check it out.
- Filling False Containers. Fake food cans or boxes, containers under the sink or bathroom, cleaning products.
Here are 3 wrong places to hide valuables:
- Places that could possibly damage your valuables. Some areas could include your toilet water tank, or a paint can with paint still in it.
- A jewelry box. While a good place to keep jewelry that you can afford to lose, you shouldn’t keep extremely valuable jewelry in there. If a burglar breaks into your home, this will be one of the first places they look.
- Your clothes, bedside and desk drawers are just too obvious.
A burglar making their way into your home is the worst case scenario but being prepared for it can help you save some money along with personal items. If you avoid common home security mistakes and inquire about Wayne Alarm security systems, you can do your best to protect your family.