How to burglar proof your home with tips from ex-thieves

From installing an alarm and a motion sensor light to no posting on social media, here's the checklist to make sure your home is not burgled while you are on holiday, created with the help of ex-thieves.

By Jenny Mcfarlane | 31 May 2018

From a recording of a dog barking and installing a fake CCTV camera to installing a deadlock, here’s how to secure your home against burglars with these ex offenders’ tips

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With recent burglary statistics rising by 9% last year, Bark.com, an online services marketplace, has spoken with two former burglars to create a comprehensive guide to help protect homes from break-ins this summer – and just in time for peak holiday season.

Kai Feller, co-founder of Bark.com, said, ‘No one likes to think about their home being burgled, but it is definitely something that should be considered before you go on holiday for a week or two. With peak holiday season coming up, we wanted to make sure everyone’s home is as protected as it can be. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do yourself to keep burglars away.’

In addition, Bark’s internal data has shown a 42% increase in demand for home security services, they’ve rounded up what else you need to consider before you pack up, hop on a plane and leave your home unattended for unwanted visitors.