If you follow along with pop culture these days, you have heard of the recent celebrity break-ins and burglaries. A$AP Rocky, Alanis Morisette, Nicki Minaj,
Lord Scott Disick, and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the celebrities that have not only been hit by burglars at their homes, they have also been targeted while traveling. What might be even more alarming about these burglaries, are that some of them appear to be inside jobs. Check out these tips to keep your home safe from being hit by a burglar, even if they are part of your inner circle.
Whether you are a famous celebrity or just a fan, it’s always a good idea to provide individual codes to those who have access to your home. When a person no longer requires access to your home, that code is deactivated. This makes it easier to track who is coming and going, when, and how long they are granted access for.
Inside Door Lock
If you have an office, room, or closet in your home where you keep important documents, jewelry, or the macaroni art your son made at school, you want to make sure those treasures are protected. An interior door lock can be installed for an added layer of protection.
Don’t Advertise Your Vacay on Social Media
We have said it before and we are going to say it again: do NOT post where you are going and the dates you will be gone social media. You are basically putting a sign on your front door saying “No one is home, come on in!” We know you want to share the picture of you standing at the top of that mountain you climbed or your hotel room over the crystal clear blue water, and trust us, we really want to see it, but save the pictures and postings for after your trip.
Keep the Flash to a Minimum
Celebrities and non-celebrities alike enjoy showing off on social media. Whether it’s a pair of diamond earrings your husband just got you or your private jet that is taking you to Tahiti (can you give us a ride?), there is something people find enjoyable about being flashy. What’s not enjoyable, however, is being tracked by professional burglars who are now aware of exactly what they are looking to steal. Not to mention, if you are constantly uploading pictures of you throughout your home, they can even piece together the layout and get a better idea of where to break in. So try to keep your flashiness to a minimum and stick with the #humblebrag.