We wake up, leave for work, and return home around the same times every day. Most people think of crimes and burglaries as something that occur at night in the dark when no one is out; but in all actuality, the criminals are watching. They learn your daily schedule and target your home for an easy break-in when you are gone. The last thing you want after a long day at work is to return to your home and realize it has been burglarized and that you have been a victim.
We live in a world of social media, where our schedules may at times be unknowingly broadcasted. In Everett, Washington, there have been recent talks of “obituary burglars.” Thieves have been watching the obituary postings for times of funerals and breaking in to the homes of innocent people while they are mourning the loss of a loved one.
If you are posting on your social networking sites about your upcoming vacation and you don’t have your settings set to private, anyone can see your posts. This leaves you vulnerable and allows thieves insider information to your personal life and plans, giving them time to plan a break-in. Check your privacy settings and make sure you tailor them to the audience you want viewing your posts.
Your daily routine and plans are not easily changed, but something you can change is the level of security in your home. By installing a verified home security system, you can have peace of mind throughout the day that no matter where you are, your home is being protected.