If You Don’t Own A Home Security System, You’ll Want To Remember This Super Simple Pro Tip

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Thieves are getting sneakier and sneakier these days. (Or maybe they’ve just always been so sneaky I didn’t even notice their sneakiness?) If they’re smart, they’re going to do their research before they try to steal anything — and if they do their research, they’re probably going to find out that you’re a cheap bastard who doesn’t want to spend money on a home security system.

Okay, so maybe you aren’t one of those people. But if you are, you might as well be aware of some of the scams thieves will use to learn more about your home security situation – and just how to protect yourself from it.

According to Reddit user lizardman3000000, home intruders will use this simple trick:

If somebody comes to your door selling a home security system and they ask if you have one, always answer yes.

And the reasoning for this is because a thief uses this technique to know which house has security and which doesn’t.

It’s simple af, but honestly, not everyone knows to look out for these “salesperson,” especially if they seem like someone trustworthy. The fact of the matter is it’s better to act like you’re already protected, just in case the person at your door isn’t who they say they are. Besides, if you really do need a home security system, there are probably better (and cheaper!) ways to get one than a door-to-door salesperson.

Of course, we’ve all heard of the other tricks as well: put security stickers and signs in your yard so you at least look like you’re attempting to safeguard all your valuables.

Just be aware that if a salesperson really does come to your door, they’re probably going to have some questions. Just be sure to have some answers prepared just in case.

Hey, it’s cheaper than buying the whole security system, right? Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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