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What Professional Burglars Look For in a Home Target

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What Professional Burglars Look For in a Home Target

As a security analyst, I tell people that there are differences between the so-called professional burglar, and the small-time, bumbling or “dumb” kind of burglar who gets caught the first or second time they commit their crime.

This past January, Johnny Mejias, 50, didn’t show he was the smartest burglar, but did show he was a most determined robber. The online Chicago Tribune reports that he fled from police after breaking into a home, leaping from one garage roof to another, refusing to get down when police ordered him to give up. Even a Taser shot didn’t stop him; he jumped to flee, but was finally caught.

So what does the professional burglar look for when seeking out a home to rob?

  • For starters, the professional, savvy burglar will be very interested in houses with open shades/curtains where he could see inside to find out if anyone seems to be home. He may case select houses for a few days.
  • The experienced burglar will also focus on a residence near a parking lot of a business, store, church, etc., so he can park his car in the lot where it won’t stand out.
  • What will really get his attention is two (let alone more) unclaimed newspapers lying in the drive.
  • Another element is the home’s lighting. A tip-off that the homeowner is away on vacation or business is an exterior light being on in broad daylight, that’s still on in the middle of the night.

Homes that Professional Burglars Avoid

  • Yes, the thief really WILL probably avoid a house that has a “Beware of Dog” sign. Why take a chance?
  • Another feature that a discriminating crook will be scared of is signs of a security system, like stickers on windows, cameras and an alarm keypad.
  • Big army boots parked near a door or a big dog bowl send the message that eithr a dog or homeowner will bite!

Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.

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