Burglars aren’t the type to break into your house, watch some of
your Netflix, and eat your snacks—they’re focused on getting
in and out,
fast, before someone notices. Since their primary concerns are speed and efficiency, the
typical burglar will ignore your TV in favor of small and portable items—or worse,
Small, Portable, and Pricey
Things like tablets, video game consoles, cell phones, e-readers, and
tablets are hot commodities. Burglars can throw several of these electronics
into a bag and they’ll walk out with hundreds, maybe thousands of
dollars’ worth of your things, which will be sold and bought quickly.
Another target is jewelry, but the old “stash your jewels in sock
in a drawer” trick is just that—old, meaning that burglars
will find your sock drawer stash in no time. Also, prescription drugs
like strong painkillers sell especially well, so burglars will likely
raid your medicine cabinets for pills.
Documents and Identity
Cash, of course, is the best a burglar can find. Cash is untraceable and
quickly spent, and it’s usually impossible for the original owner
to recover once it is stolen. But, one of the most worrisome
targets for burglars is your identity. A burglar can destroy, steal, or sell credit cards,
social security cards, and birth certificates—which spells a long
and tricky case of identity theft. For your safety and peace of mind,
important documents should exist as electronic copies and be hidden especially well.
The best way to stop a burglar is by prevention. For over 50 years, Post
Alarm Systems has provided the Los Angeles area with safety systems that
keep you, your loved ones, and your belongings safe. To learn more about
how we can help outfit your house with the best anti-burglary system,
visit our website or give us a call at (800) 654-7678.