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Top 5 Ways You’re Not Keeping Burglars Out: According to the Experts

No one enjoys coming back to a house that has been ransacked by strangers. The F.B.I. reports that there are normally over a million burglaries each year in the United States and that the total amount lost by victims of burglary offenses in 2019 was expected to be $3 billion (FBI).

Thieves won’t go to break into any old house. They go for the ones with the most obvious weaknesses. If your home is protected adequately, the burglars will likely move on to an easier target. But even if you believe you have adequate security measures in place, you may be leaving your property vulnerable.

In this article, you’ll learn the top 5 home safety recommendations that experts estimate the average person overlooks.

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1. You are not preventing mail from stacking up while you are away

Avoid having packages stacked up at your door if you won’t be home for a while. The experts at ADT warn that if mail or newspapers begin to pile up in your mailbox or on your driveway, it’s a clear sign that nobody is home. That’s the kind of thing that attracts opportunistic thieves, so be careful.

The security firm claims that this also applies to mail placed on doorsteps. You can avoid this by not accepting any mail delivery or by asking a friend or neighbor to pick up and store your packages until you return. If you are going to be away from home and don’t want your mail piling up, you can have the US Postal Service (USPS) hold it at your local post office until you get back.

You are not preventing mail from stacking up while you are away
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