Protecting Your Home and Belongings From Burglars

Important ways to help protect your home and family from unwelcome intruders.
3:03 | 08/21/13

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And now tonight some real answers to a problem all Americans -- there are one and a half million home burglaries every year and we have learned. Most of them happen in the -- time. ABC's -- -- has brings us the latest on these break ins and the way to stop -- It's. Caught on camera a -- -- summer salting into an empty -- Planned family was away from the house as the -- stolen thousand dollars worth about products. Police across the country tend to agree August of hot season for -- California. Two North Carolina where four men ransacked a home a family completely unaware now new ways to fight back. From afar -- even if nobody's home you can still be watching from anywhere. Using practically any device. So at number one -- to motion activated camera like this war. It captured a burglar entering a home and immediately sent to video to the homeowner cellphone the First Act is well. It is this is just really real the FBI says most of these burglaries happen during the day. Thieves making off with about two -- in -- each time -- number two. Convince these someone's home. Here's a new device called fake TV looks like someone must be home to -- it has simple LED lights which the manufacturer says mimic a television set. If the crook -- someone's home it's unlikely they'll break -- That's exactly why lighting timers are also a good idea. Don't want to light to turn on and off at the same time every day so to number three -- multiple times for different -- To trick would be burglars driving around paying attention to -- looking to break into all. And they say that's like going on at different times make it difficult for somebody to pick your house. Simple advice to protect your valuables in national treasures hope he'll -- -- has ABC news Franklin Lakes futures.

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