September 13, 2016 | Becki Hooper | Blog

Don’t Update the Burglar! Stay Safe on Social Media


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Don’t Update the Burglar! Keep Safe on Social Media

The openness of social media can allow burglars and thieves access to the information needed to target homes with only a few clicks. There are many social media activities that may put your home’s security at risk!


Be careful checking-in

Most social media channels have check-in features which reveal your location. Whether you’re checking-in at a restaurant or the cinema, this can be dangerous and can let burglars know when you’re away from home.


Don’t show off your expensive items

Showing off your swanky new watch or luxurious handbag online can be more dangerous than you imagine. Sharing photos of your expensive items publicly may just be tempting a burglar.


Don’t post your holiday plans

It is very common to share exciting future holiday plans online, however this can be very risky. As well as your friends and family, burglars may be interested in your holiday countdown, as this updates them on when your house will be empty for a long period of time.


Check your privacy settings!

Make sure to limit your statuses and updates to your family and friends instead of being public.


Further Reading:

5 Items People Often Forget to Secure 

Bluff the Burglar 

5 Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables