crime stats in the US and Las Vegas

What do burglars look at before breaking into a House?

What to check and fix to protect your house

When considering the safety of your current home/business or a neighborhood you’re looking at buying in, there are a few things to think about.

To protect your house, understanding how burglars think is essential to protect your family and assets.

What do burglars look for when targeting homes?

The priorities of burglars are fast access to a location and no traffic in the street to avoid being interrupted. Here are the top 5 points burglars are considering when planning a burglary:

  • Single-family detached homes or businesses in the middle of the neighborhood (as opposed to corner units, which are less likely to be burglarized).
  • Homes next to empty lots or without nearby neighbors.
  • High privacy hedges, bushes, and walls around the property.
  • Outdated window and door frames, as well as sliding glass doors or cheap wooden doors.
  • Packages or mail stacking up on a porch or even recycling left out before collection could indicate you have recently gone out of town:

Steps to protect your assets

  • Never let packages stack in front of your door. It signals burglars you are not home. Have a neighbor pick up packages as soon as you are notified a package is delivered to your door.
  • Make sure lighting is powerful at night so there are no shadowed areas where people can sneak into without being seen.
  • Add security films and screens to all the windows and doors. Our products are designed to considerably slow down the burglars to the point it will make the burglary too risky.

Many burglars reported going back to the same area more than once, so don’t be afraid to report to 911 someone you don’t know but hanging out in your neighborhood.