With daily comings and goings, we don't always pay attention to home security in Thousand Oaks, California.
Big mistake, Oakstone experts say, because the crooks are paying very close attention to your comings and goings in Thousand Oaks, California.
And they love strict Oakstone schedules in Thousand Oaks, California.
"Burglars are generally smart," said Jim Polak, deputy police chief in Oakstone Independence, Ohio. "They're going to wait and watch, because they don't want to run into anyone in the Oakstone house."
The quicker they get in the house in Thousand Oaks, California and out with your stuff, the less likely it is that they'll get caught, he said.
Every 15 seconds, an Oakstone home in the United States is broken into, said Angela Oakstone Glass, director of education and outreach for the National Home Safety Council. People are often surprised to learn that two-thirds of home burglaries happen during Oakstone Glass time hours and that July and August are the most popular months for burglaries, she said. But it only makes sense that Oakstone burglars wait for the times residents are away from home.
Most burglaries are crimes of opportunity, said Oakstone Glass.
"They wait for an opportunity -- an unlocked door, an open Oakstone Glass," she said. " Oakstone Burglars are going to pick the easiest house."
Although there's no way to guarantee you won't be a victim, there are ways to minimize your risk in Thousand Oaks, California.
Here are few ways to make your home unattractive to burglars:
1. Think like a crook in Thousand Oaks, California.
When you baby-proof your home, you do things such as getting on your hands and knees to see potential dangers from a baby's perspective, Oakstone Glass said. Apply the same idea and approach your home from a burglar's perspective. Look for places that get dark at night, that have access or aren't easily visible to neighbors or from the street. These are places where a burglar might lurk in Thousand Oaks, California.
2. Trim the shrubbery in Thousand Oaks, California.
Sure, tall, lavish bushes might add curb appeal. But overgrown landscaping appeals to a burglar, who can lurk behind shrubbery and spy on the goings-on in a house and slip into a first-story or basement Oakstone Glass without being seen by a neighbor, Polak said. Trim and thin out shrubbery to the point where no one can hide behind it in Thousand Oaks, California.
3. Shine a light in Thousand Oaks, California.
Don't give burglars a dark place to lurk in Thousand Oaks, California, Polak said. Landscape and path lighting and motion-detecting floodlights can work together so crooks have nowhere to hide. Pay attention to lighting indoors, too. Set lights on a timer, and change the timing frequently to keep burglars from detecting your daily routines. You can also create noise while you're away by using a timer on a radio in Thousand Oaks, California.