18 Signs Burglars Are Watching Your House Every Day


I know, you look at me and think, “So terrible,
breaking into houses like that!” But I’ve changed my ways, I promise! My burglar days are over! Now I wanna help you prevent guys like me
from stealing your stuff! How do you know thieves are targeting you? What keeps us away? (Spoiler alert: it’s not just expensive
security systems!) But first, the te ll-tale signs… 1) An empty fuel tank
You’re driving home from work or a nice shopping trip and notice the fuel tank is
showing empty. “But I just filled it up this morning!” Don’t be so quick to assume there’s a
problem with your car – it could be the sneaky work of burglars! Really determined thieves will stake your
house out, follow you to work or your quick trip to the store, and drain all the fuel
out of your tank to delay you as long as possible. If you find yourself with an empty tank even
though you’re sure you filled up recently, call your neighbors and have them check on
your place. If your fears are justified, call the police. 2) A new cleaner
The appearance of a new cleaner should alert you if you use these services regularly. If your cleaner has changed, the company should
warn you ahead of time. Or check it yourself. If there’s no information about this new
face, then something fishy could be going on. And don’t let the new cleaner in the house
in the first place. For that matter, watch out for… 3) Fake uniforms
What I mean is, the stranger at the door may call themselves a plumber, electrician, social
worker – you name it, we’ve thought of it! If someone tries to pull this stunt on you,
insist that they show you some ID. Such people may seem helpful and professional,
but they’re quietly studying your home while you’re talking to them – even if you just
open the door and stand in the threshold – we can see your valuables from there! Along this same line, you might get… 4) “Confused visitors”
You’re sitting there peacefully when you hear your doorknob wiggling and turning – your
heart instinctively jumps in your throat for a reason: something’s not right! So, you go to the door and ask (without opening
it, of course!), “Can I help you?” The answer you’re likely to get is, “Sorry,
I’m visiting a friend. Must’ve mixed the address up!” And, naturally, they take off. Try to get a look at their face through the
peephole. If you have a door camera, even better! 5) Electrical problems
Be diligent about checking your lights, especially the outdoor ones. If they keep going out or the lightbulbs are
always coming loose, don’t immediately assume you’re having some electrical problems. Thieves can unscrew them or cut the wires. We feel safer doing what we do in the dark! 6) “Marking”
Thieves can hang a flyer or white sticker on your door. They also might slide a thin piece of a plastic
bottle in the doorway. This is how they “mark” houses that are
easy to get into (they know just by looking at your place, but I’ll tell you more about
that a bit later!). If you see anything weird like this, even
if it’s likely just a harmless ad, remove it – if something hangs there for more than
a day, burglars will assume nobody’s home. Besides flyers, they may write numbers, Xs,
or strange coded symbols on the house or door. Keep an eye out! 7) Unknown calls
If you still have a home phone, do you get never-ending calls from unknown numbers? This could be their way of checking what times
you’re usually home or away. A burglar may immediately hang up or be silent
when you answer such a call. My advice: don’t answer them. If it’s important, the caller will leave
a message. If they claim to be your utility company,
get proof! Remember the thing about strangers at your
door? Same applies here. 8) Broken windows
“Well, duh – it’s how they get in!” No, I’m talking about what seems like an
accident! A baseball or rock flying through the living
room window – keep your guard up. It’s not necessarily careless kids or vandals. Burglars might do this to check if anyone’s
home or if you have a security system! 9) Watch out for suspicious vehicles. If you see an unknown car parked near the
house or it keeps driving by, and you’re sure it doesn’t belong to anyone in the neighborhood
– call the police. Anything suspicious should always be reported! Ok, you now know IF they’re targeting your
house. But you still need to know how to prevent
it in the first place! I’ve got some tips and common mistakes – check
if you’re on the right track! 1. – Don’t be careless with your trash. So many people just toss sensitive documents
like they’re regular trash – bank statements, pay stubs, receipts for big purchases. You know what this means to a burglar? “These people have money and nice things!” Always shred personal papers before you throw
them away. And don’t leave boxes from those expensive
purchases out on the curb – be it a new plasma TV, the latest phone, laptop, or gold
watch. Again, cut them up and conceal them in the
bins as best as you can. Better yet, take it to a cardboard recycling
dumpster yourself! And if you see someone rummaging in your trash,
call the police. 2. – Don’t let your mail pile up. A mailbox stuffed full usually means a homeowner
who’s been away for a while. A.k.a: an empty house with lots of nice stuff
to take! Whenever you go on vacation for a long time
or somewhere for a couple of days, ask a neighbor to get your mail. Or you can go to the post office and ask them
to hold your deliveries until you get back. 3. – Replace old doors, windows, and locks. The state of your front door and windows can
be a huge sign for a thief. If the door has old locks and entry points
look weak and aged, a thief realizes these spots are easy to break in through. Invest in replacements if you need to – make
it clear to burglars that you’re serious about your personal fortress! And make sure you’ve got plenty of outdoor
lighting and sensors. Remember, we like to work in the dark! 4. – Check the shrubbery. Got a big tree growing next to your house
or apartment? Get rid of any branches that hang near your
windows – a burglar can easily use them as a ladder. Also, thieves try to avoid houses with thorny
plants and bushes growing under the windows. Because, well, we don’t want to walk away
with some new body piercings! 5. – Keep it to yourself on social media. Don’t rush to upload photos while you’re
off in some faraway place on vacation. It’s pretty much like putting a big banner
out there: “Look! I’m not home and won’t be in the nearest
future!” Duh. It’s better to wait until you get back, and
only then upload your pictures and mention your awesome trip! 6. – Make it look like someone’s at home. Now, you don’t need to leave the TV or stereo
on the whole time you’re gone because who wants to pay that electric bill?! But you can get timers that’ll switch your
noisy electronics on every day for a certain amount of time. You can hook timers up to your lights as well! 7. – Block the windows. I know it sounds obvious, but I can’t tell
you how many times I drove around different neighborhoods, and almost everyone had their
curtains and blinds wide open! Or didn’t have any! I could see everything! Their giant flatscreen TV, sound system, gaming
consoles, musical instruments – some burglars will break in just for the wallet sitting
in the little bowl by the front door! (By the way, get rid of that if you have it!) Be especially careful about open windows at
night. Yes, your holiday decorations are gorgeous,
but I’ve got my eye on that computer in the corner! 8. – Don’t rely too much on a nice neighborhood. There are areas where residents feel so comfortable,
that they don’t even lock the doors! Or they hide keys in an obvious place. I mean, under the doormat, really? Come on, give me a challenge! Your neighbors might be honest people, but
who’s stopping anyone from coming into your quaint little cul-de-sac and helping themselves
to your stuff? Always lock your door, period. 9. – Put up some fake stickers. If you can’t afford a home security system,
well, you know what they say, “Fake it until you make it!” You can put stickers on your windows with
the name of some security system company – not many will be willing to check if you’re
bluffing! Or another good one: “Guard dog inside!” Even if you don’t have a dog! You can also put some fake surveillance cameras
up. Whatever gets the message across, do it! Hey, if you learned something new today, then
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This only works if im home but i sleep with a smart safe next to my bed and a bracelet on my wrist. Theres a chip inside the bracelet. I move that over top the safe, it opens containing my 9mm.
When im not home i have my 80 pound pitbull but he's a sweetheart. He'll bark at everyone but if you look at his tail you'll see he just wants to play. He'll certainly scare someone.

My 100 pound German shepherd and ak47 will take care of any robber. Especially since my house is almost never unattended.

Had a door to door salesman mess with my front door handle. Really annoying since it made me stay on high alert for days.
Actually talked with him and got his card. After he left my property I watched him go around the neighborhood and he never touched anyone else's knobs but they all have doorbells and I don't.

I like your video. And never connected the gas tank thieving to burglary of house.
But, so many of these, one has so common seen in poorer neighborhoods, apartment buildings, there's simply too much to cover.
In apartments, your neighbors, especially your friendly moms and watched kids, might be your worst enemies and never know it.
They use the, family as a unit of wholesomeness as a disguise for sick ENTIRE BUULDING, manipulation of people. The mom looking at the tenants as just tools to use for their own management.
Think that's paranoid?
Culturally it possibly is, but factually it's often not. Even in seemingly quiet apartment buildings.
Life's crazy and often the children of the crazy, don't know the world around them, is crazy. Good luck

ALSO BE SUSPICIOUS OF A POTENTIAL ROBBERY IF THE AIR IN YOUR CARS TIRES ARE LOW…👉 AND PLEASE CHECK YOUR TIRES OFTEN ANYWAY ( LOW AIR IN TIRES CAN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT )…👉 ALSO, LOW AIR IN TIRES CAUSES THE CARS ENGINE TO WORK HARDER…USING MORE FUEL ( JUST THOUGHT TO ADD THIS TO HELP PEOPLE THAT DONT KNOW THIS TO 'SAVE MONEY' ON FUEL COSTS )

I just leave a pair of size fifteen shoes outside my front door, in order to let people how big I am. Also, I make sure I leave a couple of spent shell casings scattered around…

A FEW DAYS AGO, JUST AFTER NIGHTFALL, SOMEONE WHO LOOKED LIKE MY MAILMAN KNOCKED ON MY FRONT SCREEN DOOR – AND WHEN I OPENED THE MAIN INNER DOOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS LATER – HE WAS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN…THEN SUDDENLY, HE WALKED OUT FROM THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE THEN ONTO MY PORCH…HE THEN LOOKED AT ME AND SAID "OH, WRONG HOUSE"…AND I SAID TO HIM LOUDLY "WHO ARE YOU !! "…AND HE NERVOUSLY WALKED OFF OF MY PORCH… I THEN CLOSED MY FRONT DOOR AND WATCHED HIM, THROUGH A SMALL WINDOW IN THE DOOR, GO BACK TO THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE AND THEN RIDE ACROSS MY FRONT LAWN ON AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER…HE THEN PROCEEDED TO GO UP AND DOWN MY STREET SHINING THE LIGHT ON HIS SCOOTER TOWARDS OTHER HOUSES…( MOST LIKELY LOOKING FOR HOUSES TO ROB )…👉 I'M REALLY GLAD THAT HE DIDNT THREATEN ME WITH A WEAPON 👉 I REPORTED HIS HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS TO THE POLICE – ( HOPEFULLY THEY CAUGHT HIM )

my house is in a private neighborhood where theres guards on the look out 24 7 and the plot of my house is in a place where the guards like to hangout

They go so low and say kids ball came in yard or thier dogs even with no vehicle of my own come ask for ride 🤔 kicker is cops watching but acting blind aka derelict of duty with fed cameras close so if that's not Gaslighters or stalkers notc tactics wake up

Someone: How do I stop burglars from entering my house?
Everyone: cameras and high tech security.
Me: No, wrong. Become the burglar and rob their house so they know what impact they do on people.

A black van was parked on the curb of my house last night for 3hrs oof. Assumed they were at the neighbors and ran out of parking space

Hi please listen me

I am from India, so I do not understand your language, so write the same thing vaguely below the video so that we can also understand okay

I burn my trash and usually around here anyone comes on your property gets a bullet in the head I also have neighbors who feel the same way and we watch out for each other's house

I don't hide Keys nowhere I have Marquis on me at all time and my spares are in my wallet and I carry a pistol with a cwp

My driveway is 1/4 mile long with a locked gate and I have security cameras. If you trespass, chances are you won’t make it to the house. If you do, you will be greeted by a 100 pound dog and probably won’t make it back out before you get dog bit. If I’m home and you break in, you won’t make it out alive. In fact, you won’t even know if anyone is home until you get there, by then it’s too late. Robbing my house is just a bad idea all the way around. Keep out, it’s posted. 😂

5:58 The number on the door (221B), is the house number where the fictional Sherlock Holmes resides (221B Baker Street, London).

Nobody really robs a person who lives in poverty. Most electronics lose their value as soon as they leave the store. No profit there. I'm a hermit. I never open my blinds. Go away robber or I'll beat you with my Big Mouth Billy Bass.

I find it hard to believe anyone with an accent like that ever burgled a single house. I’d imagine he spent his days as a continuity announcer on a shopping channel.

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