Burglars think that the bigger the house, the richer the owners. You cant do much about the size of your house, says Professor Pease of Huddersfield University, but if its large, you need to be even more careful than if its small.
You should take a good look at your house not as you normally do, but as a burglar would. If you were a burglar, which home would you choose to rob, – a house with a shiny new car parked outside or one with a rusty vehicle? Anything which signals nice possessions and money will certainly catch the burglars eye.
People may complain about their noisy neighbours, but theres no better way of stopping burglars than having watchful neighbours around. If a house is far away from others, or hidden from the road, it is more attractive to burglars, who think they can get in and out without being noticed. So a burglar alarm is a good idea. … Read the rest