The best burglary deterrent is a monitored home alarm system - Peter Rogers, FrontPoint Security Chief Operating Officer
McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
To help homeowners enjoy their summer with greater peace of mind, FrontPoint Security, the nationwide leader in wireless home security, released its list of Top 7 Home Burglary Tricks—featuring tips to help consumers identify and take simple steps that can keep their homes safer from burglars.
#1 VANISHING NEWSPAPER
Burglars look for newspapers piling up on a front door, yard or porch. Make your newspaper vanish by having delivery stopped or a neighbor collect it daily if you plan to be away.
#2 ESCAPING MAIL
If burglars see mail accumulating in a mailbox, that tells them the homeowners are out of town and this is likely a good pick. Make your mail disappear by having it held by the post office or picked up by a neighbor.
#3 LEVITATING LAWNS
Hiring someone to keep your lawn mowed while you are gone will keep it from levitating higher than your neighbors’, and can be a good investment in home protection.
#4 DISAPPEARING LIGHTS
Burglars watch neighborhoods to see if any houses are consistently without lights. The best way to ensure your lights don’t go dark for an extended period of time is to remotely control your lights—giving off the natural appearance that someone is home.
#5 RABBIT OUT OF THE HAT
If you have pets that are normally seen or heard around the home, a burglar casing a neighborhood may take note when these pets are suddenly absent. For homeowners with dogs, getting a dog-sitter to check in regularly may cost no more than boarding and keeps a presence in your home.
#6 PRIVACY ILLUSION
Social media is the latest trick for burglars. Avoid posting your travel plans or posting comments that say you are away from home. It is better to post those vacation photos after you return home.
#7 SHHHH…THE GRAND FINALE
When a burglar suspects that a home is unoccupied, he may still listen for the sound of activity once he gets close the house itself. Consider leaving a radio playing while you are away or, like lights, controlling your television remotely through home automation.
“Homeowners should definitely take advantage of these simple steps to better protect their homes and families,” said Peter Rogers, co-founder and COO of FrontPoint Security. “For more advanced protection, the best burglary deterrent is an alarm monitoring service – especially one with safer cellular monitoring and smart interactive features that lets homeowners activate lights, radios or other appliances remotely.”
About FrontPoint Security
FrontPoint Security is the leading nationwide provider of interactive, wireless DIY home security systems. FrontPoint combines next generation technology with remarkable simplicity and commitment to service, resulting in a safer and unique customer experience. With customers in all fifty states and Canada, FrontPoint Security is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in North America. FrontPoint is a GE Security Authorized Dealer and Alarm.com’s Preferred Dealer for no-hassle security solution. For more information, please visit http://www.FrontPointSecurity.com or call 866-252-7630 / (866) ALARM 30.