Hiding valuables in the bedroom
his is the first place burglars look. Burglars spend 15 minutes or less in a house, and more than half that time is spent in the bedroom, checking the usual hiding places—the underwear drawer, under the mattress, high closet shelves, etc.
Keep money or jewelry you rarely wear in a safe-deposit box. Hide other valuables in places where burglars do not commonly look, such as in the garage, above removable ceiling tiles, in the freezer, or in fake food containers.
Do not hide all your valuables in one place. A burglar is less likely to get everything if you hide items in different places.
Hiding windows with landscaping
Tall bushes and shrubs allow burglars to jimmy windows or doors without being seen. Keep all bushes trimmed to below window level. Do not count on thorny plants to prevent entry. Professional thieves routinely wear gloves and 2 layers of clothes, and carry cutting tools to remove any thorny obstacles that may get in their way.