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15 Signs Your House Is Vulnerable to Being Robbed

Reader's Digest Logo By Charlotte Hilton Andersen of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 15: This may seem too obvious to be true, but nearly half of burglars enter through the front door. Why? It's easy access! One in four homeowners confesses to frequently leaving the front door unlocked and half do it occasionally, according to a Nationwide Insurance survey. And considering that the majority of burglaries happen between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., knocking on your front door allows thieves to pose as salesmen or delivery people while covertly checking your doorknob. So, yes, it's obvious, but we'll say it again: Lock your door! Here are more 21 more secrets burglars won't tell you.

Your front door

This may seem too obvious to be true, but nearly half of burglars enter through the front door. Why? It's easy access! One in four homeowners confesses to frequently leaving the front door unlocked and half do it occasionally, according to a Nationwide Insurance survey. And considering that the majority of burglaries happen between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., knocking on your front door allows thieves to pose as salesmen or delivery people while covertly checking your doorknob. So, yes, it's obvious, but we'll say it again: Lock your door! Here are more 21 more secrets burglars won't tell you.
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