This One Tip Will Prevent Home Break-ins After the Holidays

Don’t make your home a target with this tip.

Keep your home safe from would-be thieves eager to grab your new gifts.

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Leaving Trash Visible in Garbage Cans

Setting out the box from your new 60-inch HDTV or high-end gaming console on the curb is basically advertising the fact that those items are in your home. As electronics are the second thing burglars go for (cash is number one), this makes your home an attractive target, according to an article at A Secure Life. So buy a cheap box cutter and invest the 30 seconds it takes to break down large boxes and bundle them together so their labels can’t be seen. Plus, your garbage man will thank you! Find out what else your garbage collector wants you to know.

Check out these tips on how to stop thieves in their tracks as well as the signs that a burglar is watching your home.

Plus check out more home security tips in the video below.