Could your home be a target for burglaries? Knowing what makes a home potential targets for thieves could help you in better protecting your valuables and family. While having a security system installed from AMP Security will help, we have also provided some of the characteristics of homes that burglars often target.

Iffy Neighborhoods

If your home is located in a neighborhood that is known for its break-ins, drug problems, and large amounts of strangers (near a shopping center) you increase the risk of potential break-ins to your home. Before purchasing or moving into a new home it is always a good idea to do your research. Look at the surrounding areas, traffic flow, and crime rates.

Low Traffic Areas

Homes that don’t have a lot of view from surrounding neighbors or cars passing by are more common to be broken into. Burglars are more likely to break into a home that has little to no passerby’s to see if a crime is being committed.

Hiding Places

If your home is landscaped with large walls, bushes, or trees you may want to consider re-decorating. These are all perfect hiding places for burglars to perch and wait for the perfect moment to enter your home. Large bushes near windows allow them to spy on your day to day activities and scope out the valuables you have in your home.

Obviously Empty Homes

Burglars are always looking out for homes that are obviously empty. Turning off all the lights, letting mail pile up, or having all of your cars noticeably gone are all obvious signs of an empty home. What is even worse is when you advertise your whereabouts on social media. This gives any burglar the green light when it comes to breaking and entering into your home.

Large Homes

The fancier your house appears, the more likely it will become a potential target for thieves. Curb appeal is often associated with money. If you are lucky enough to be able to afford such a home, make sure you are taking all the necessary security precautions. Having a home security system installed by AMP Security will reduce your risk of a break-in.

Knowing the type of homes burglars target will help you in the security preparations you need to take. If you think your home may be a target make sure you are taking all the steps you need to protect your home and your family. A home security system with AMP Security will help you in protecting what you love most. Call us today to learn more about our home security systems.