Few people are as familiar with home security systems as the professionals who install them. Unfortunately, there are some people who have an interest in understanding how your home's alarm system works: intruders. Not only do they know how your system works, but there's a few things they hope you don't realize about it. Here are 5 things intruders don't want you to know about your home security system.
1. The Alarm's Panel is Visible Through Your Front Door
If your home has a fancy front door with decorative glass, your alarm system panel may be in plain view of anyone standing on your step. An intruder just needs to peer through the glass, and they'll be able to see the lights that indicate whether your alarm is activated.
An activated alarm may not deter a professional burglar, but an opportunistic amateur will be tempted if you aren't home and they can see that the alarm isn't set. If your alarm is already installed and it's in plain view from your front step, you can try placing a tall houseplant so that it obstructs the view of the panel.