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11 Ways You're Accidentally Inviting Burglars Indoors

Bob Vila Logo By Glenda Taylor of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 11: <p>Many burglars depend on darkness to hide their criminal acts, so they’ll steer clear of a well-illuminated house. Leave on <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/6-steps-to-a-budget-friendly-porch-makeover-49136?#.WV_3hdMrJE4">porch</a> lights to discourage burglars from approaching entry doors, and install bright motion-detector lights around your home’s perimeter to dissuade them from searching for an open window. For added protection, install timers on interior lamps to give the appearance that the house is occupied at all times.</p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-things-a-burglar-doesn-t-want-you-to-know-49252#.WV_3YNMrJE4">10 Things a Burglar Doesn't Want You to Know</a></strong></p>

A Dark Home

Many burglars depend on darkness to hide their criminal acts, so they’ll steer clear of a well-illuminated house. Leave on porch lights to discourage burglars from approaching entry doors, and install bright motion-detector lights around your home’s perimeter to dissuade them from searching for an open window. For added protection, install timers on interior lamps to give the appearance that the house is occupied at all times.


Related: 10 Things a Burglar Doesn't Want You to Know

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