Saturday, February 10, 2007

How to hide stuff from burglars

Good post from Personal Finance Advice on how to hide stuff from burglars. They interviewed a burglar who pointed out that if you hide stuff too well, the burglar will tear your place apart looking for your valuables, causing damage that could be even costlier than the theft itself. Since they want to get out as quickly as possible with your valuables, it suggests helping them do that. By hiding a "stash" where it will be found quickly, you may convince the burglar that they've completed their search, and their desire to get out quickly may become the next highest priority. Interesting take.

3 Comments:

Anonymous said...

hide that initial small stash somewhere where it'll be found and then put the rest of your cheddar in one of these

Karlana said...

That is so funny, because now wouldn't it be pointless to hide yourself since this was a published article? Sometimes I wonder about media....

Dave said...

karlana, reading your comment made me a little stupider. thank you.