6. Do not leave packaging of large appliances on the curb. By leaving packages of large, expensive electronics on the curb, you let thieves know what’s inside your home, increasing your chances to be victimized.
7. Prune back the landscaping around your home. Pruning back the bushes surrounding your home will leave thieves with no place to hide if ever they plan to rob your home. If there are several bushes around your home especially near the windows, it will be easier for them to hide during their operations.
8. Install sensor lighting outside your home. Sensor lighting does not only keep your home lit up at night but also helps you identify if there is someone outside. Installing these lights near the doors and windows of your home will make it easier for you to be aware of the presence of thieves.
9. Keep a safe inside your home. Valuable things such as jewelries and cash should always be kept out of sight. It is ideal to have a safe inside your home where you can hide all your valuables.
10. Install a home alarm system. Alarm systems are a huge deterrent to burglars. In fact, according to the Electronic Security Association’s “Home Safety Fast Facts” report, 9 out of 10 burglars avoid homes with alarm systems. Moreover, burglars claimed that if they did encounter an alarm, they would not attack the home.