Top 10 Ways to Break Into a House
Find an Ideal Target: Take precautions to avoid leaving signs that you're not at home.
Remain Inconspicuous: Adding flood lighting to your home is a good way to dissuade thieves from breaking in.
Find a Good Opening: Warm spring days and crisp fall air make open windows irresistible -- especially to burglars. Thieves think nothing of walking.
Find a Place to Hide: Large bushes by the front door give thieves plenty of hiding room.
Wait for the Holidays: Christmas presents by the window may entice crooks to break in.
Innovate: Burglars posing as delivery or moving professionals can convince neighbors that they're on the level.
Be Camera-shy: Astute burglars look for surveillance devices. These thieves may feel ever-so-clever when spotting, then disabling.
Be Prepared: Neighborhood watch groups can help identify possible burglars.
Surf the 'Net: The Internet is a wonderful research tool -- burglars love it.
Embrace New Technology: Web 2.0 is changing our world and, sadly, assisting burglars too. Here are some of the ways burglars exploit new technologies.