Hopefully you aren’t living each day in fear that you are going to be robbed. Because that is more than likely not the case, and you probably don’t consider all the different ways you could get robbed on a regular basis, we decided to put together a couple of tips for concealing valuables. At some point or another, everyone has something taken from them. To prevent you from losing valuables, items of sentimental value, luxury items, and jewelry, follow as many of these tips as you can.
Avoid the Obvious Places
You aren’t the only one who keeps their jewelry on top of a dresser, or their earnings in a little dish next to the bathroom sink. We know it, you know it, and criminals know it. Make a thief’s ‘job’ more difficult by avoiding these stereotypical places that leave your valuables right out in the open. At the very least tuck your valuables into a drawer, maybe a lower drawer, or one that is hard to access.
Close Closet Doors and Drawers
A glimpse into an open drawer just makes a thief’s job that much more easy. Make sure to keep your drawers closed, your closet shut, and anything else you might store valuables in secure. Many thieves enter break-in situations without knowing exactly what they are looking for. They are simply looking for small valuables – something they can easily grab and walk away with. By closing drawers, and locking closet doors, you make the criminal have to work harder and longer to find the goods, during which they may give up, or get caught.
Keep Valuables Out of Window Lines
Keeping valuable items in window lines are an easy way to get your windows smashed, and your possessions stolen. Whether it’s a cellphone on the front seat of your car, or an unattended laptop on the couch in your house, if it’s visible – it’s at risk. Avoid the tragedy of having to replace a window right after you’ve been robbed. If you cannot keep static valuables out of the window line, such as TV’s and speaker systems, remember, you can always draw the blinds or close the shutters the reduce visibility.
Avoid Small Lock Boxes
Small lock boxes can be tough to break into, but they’re pretty easy to walk away with. Any thief can get into a lock box when they get back to their hideouts and have access to their tools. If you want a secure box to place valuables such as cash and jewelry in either find lock boxes that can be screwed down, you may also want to consider an actual safe. Safes are heavy, nearly impossible to break into during a quick robbery, and most companies will install safes to make them that much more secure. If you do decide to go with a safe, make sure you are careful with the combination. Don’t leave scraps of paper with the code just laying around, as that will completely defeat the purpose.
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