I do look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new washer. Always use a contractor that you have thoroughly researched.
Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry some trimmers. I do my best to never look suspicious or like a crook.
Three things I hate most: barking dogs, nosy neighbors, security systems and COPS. Monitored security systems by ABN Security are good at getting the COPS called.
Don’t allow your alarm company to install the alarm keypad where I can see it from a window. If I can see it, I can tell if it is not set.
If your city requires alarm systems to be registered and city ‘permit stickers’ on the windows, I look for them. Again, I know some people are simply trying to discourage me with alarm company signs and decals. A city permit sticker lets me KNOW there is a real alarm system inside. NEXT HOUSE PLEASE.
I always knock. If you answer, I’ll have a well-rehearsed plausible reason for knocking. “Can I clean your gutters?” Don’t take me up on it.
Wow! Nice safe! You are right; I won’t have enough time to break in it. But if it is not bolted down, I’ll take it with me. Always bolt down those safes.
Quit blabbing about everything on social sites, like Facebook and Twitter. It is easier than you think to look up your address. Enjoy that 2 ½ hour football game! I may even check the score on your TV. I like football too!
Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the night stands and the medicine cabinets.