Sunday, March 27, 2011

Excellent tip to prevent a home break in

This is going around the internet and found its way to my inbox and I think the tip is a great one.

If you have a GPS in your vehicle.  Don't have the "HOME" key programmed to your exact house.  Program it to something nearby such as a grocery store so you can still find your way home from there.  According to the e-mail, someone was at a football game and had their car broken into.  The thief now had their garage door opener to get into their house and had a GPS to locate their home.  The thief knew they were at the football game and about how much time he had to break in.

Another thing.  I know you are supposed to have your vehicle registration in your vehicle at all times and these also have our home addresses on them.  This is a law that absolutely drives me nuts for the above reason.  Don't keep your registration in your glove box.  Put it in a zip-lock baggie and then tape it somewhere inconspicuous.

It is sad we have to be so cautious, but an ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure.



Juliana/A Hand Woven Life said...

Never thought about that! Thanks! I had heard a tip to keep your car key fob with you at night, then if someone breaks in, you hit the car alarm button to attract attention from neighbors and scare off the intruder!

Michelle said...

I had not hear of this! Thank you for posting this, I am going to go change my GPS and also my husbands! It's so sad that we have come to this in our world. Things are not like they used to be! I remember riding my bike at about 5 or 6 in front of our street, no adults outside, now a days that's unheard of! I always am outside like a guard dog when kids are out playing. Thanks for the great post, I might have to "borrow" this for a post, but I'll link it back to you! Thanks again!


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Kelly said...

Awesome tip. I would never have thought about that. Thanks for sharing!


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