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How To Deter A House Burglar

By Edited Mar 8, 2016 1 1

If you are not careful you can inadvertently give a house burglar easy access to rob your home. By taking several steps you can guard against giving a house burglar easy access to rob you. This article will guide you on how to do this in a few simple steps.

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To follow the steps listed in this article on how to deter a house burglar.

Step 1

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The first step to deterring a house burglar is to avoid using the automatic garage door opener that is in many cars today. All a house burglar has to do is follow you home one day and then they have your address. The next time you park your car in a parking lot the house burglar can steal your car and then go right to your house, push a button, and they are inside. Never use the automatic garage door opener in your car, instead use the old fashioned remote control and take it with you when you park your car.

Step 2

The second step to deterring a house burglar is to never hide a spare key anywhere near your front or back door. There are many devices that look like rocks, or have a magnetic strips and can be mounted somewhere, and you can hide keys in these devices. Most any seasoned house burglar will be aware of these, and one of the first things a house burglar can do is go looking for these fake rocks where you hide a key, or for anything metallic near the doors in your house where you could place one of these magnetic key hiders. Give a spare key to one of your neighbors in the event of an emergency, so if a house burglar tries to rob your house you haven't left them a key to walk right in.

Step 3

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The third step to deterring a house burglar is to not use the "home setting" on your GPS device. If your GPS device is stolen all the house burglar has to do is hit the "home" button and they know where you live and that you are not home. When you need your GPS device to get home just manually enter your address each time as you would for any other location. Array

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Comments

Feb 18, 2010 12:32pm
deeljea
Good tips!
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