I’m a Burglar—Here’s How to Outsmart Me

This long Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to put these tips to good use.

Slide 1 of 13: The investigative team at Portland, Oregon, news station KGW conducted an anonymous survey of 86 inmates incarcerated for burglary in the Oregon Department of Corrections, and almost all of the burglars surveyed said they'd think twice if they saw a car in a driveway. Check out these other ways you can make it look like you're home when you're not.

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One deterrent not mentioned in the article is a couple of lights attached to timers that go on and off at different times of the night.  Highly effective.

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