Thursday, August 25, 2011

How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home for Burglars...

Remember the old addage you only get one chance to make a good first impression. When burglars go house hunting, not all, but some are pretty fussy, so we'll give you the straight goods on what to do to catch and keep any potential thief's attention as they drive around your neighborhood..

symmetryThis entryway has the burglar Wow factor...
Lots of glass on the front door is a huge positive.
So when they do a knock on the door to see if anyone's home they will get a great view into the house to see what valuables are inside. They can see the size of the TV, where the computer is located (saves time once they're inside), and any purses or camera's that may be left lying around.

Secondly, there is a good choice of glass panels to break, even most first time burglars would choose the pane to the left of the door handle. With one small crack on the glass, there is very little noise, less glass breakage, ( remember neatness counts), and then just reach in and turn the knob. He's inside. Super appealing to any burglar!

(Lexan glass protection would do the trick here nicely, or wrought security door)

This next photo illustrates two great selling features to thieves. First, notice the wood pile placed so conveniently, undercover and  right next to the house and window, this means the burglar doesn't even need to bring his own tools with him. Second, an abundance of sliding glass patios. Many patio glass doors are installed incorrectly and there is a good chance that one of these will just lift out.  (Too bad the owners don't have retractable scissor gates on the interior).

Fabulous Front Yards

This picture would please any would be thief...

Lots of lush landscaping give what any burglar
could want... lots of cover to hide behind.

So there you have it folks, a primer on making the best impression at street level in today's 'hot' market.

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