We've been showing you the secrets of burglars. Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts to keep them out, a burglar will still get in to your home.
But knowing how a burglar operates inside can help you better protect your valuables.
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Once a thief gets inside your home, it takes only a few minutes to steal your valuables. The reason they can move so fast is because we keep our expensive items in the most typical places.
"Okay, it's very easy to open. You can lift it and take it off the hook." And with that, a thief is in.
Our security expert Joe Fine shows us just how easy it is to pop open an older sliding glass door. The first thing he sees? A big screen television.
"I see it. It's big. I'm going to come back to that because I have about 5 to 7 minutes to be in and out of your house."
"I want to work my way from the top to the bottom," Joe says.
A burglar's first stop: the bedroom. That's where he looks for electronics, phones and jewelry.
"Well the first thing I'm going to do is look around here and see if I can find electronics, like this TV set. It's an easy mount. I can slide that right off. I'll take that too and then I'll flip the mattress," Joe says.
Under the mattress he finds a gun. "A 9mm Glock. A good find," Joe says, as he moves on to a bedside table.
"This is just a nice little bonanza in here, because I'm only in here for a minute and this what I am taking out of the room," Joe says, as he shows us money and jewelry found in the nightstand.
Up next, the bathroom, where he finds more jewelry left on a vanity and pills from a medicine cabinet. "I would lock this up in a lock and key or a locking medicine cabinet," Joe cautions.
Seconds later, Joe moves from the bathroom to an upstairs office where he looks for, and finds a laptop, checkbooks and an extra credit card. He adds these items to his loot.
Heading back down the stairs Joe makes his way into the kitchen.
"I'm coming in the kitchen because that's where they keep stuff to go."
He quickly finds 2 sets of car keys, one with a house key on it, a wallet with some money and more credit cards. He quickly scans the cupboards looking for anything with a false bottom, but for once, comes up empty.
Joe recommends a safe that can be bolted into the floor. And all valuables should be locked inside.
You can also get a locking medicine cabinet and have installed in the bathroom for prescriptions.
And if you don't' have a desk that locks in your office, see if you can get a locksmith to install one.
Even if something is out of sight, doesn't mean that it's out of mind for a burglar.