Thieves are looking to get in and out of a property as quickly as possible. When friends of ours, Coding Futures, had their office burgled, the culprits took mere minutes to clear out several of the offices in the building. The more difficult and time consuming you make it for burglars, the more likely they are to skip your home or business and search for an easier target.
The more difficult and time consuming you make it for burglars, the more likely they are to skip your home or business and search for an easier target.
You can also greatly decrease your chances of losing everything with every lock and door you put in their path. If you work from home, for example, they might take your wallet sitting by the front door, but if they have to break the office door down to get at your computer equipment, and break another door to get at your smartphone, and another lock to get at your petty cash fund, chances are someone will hear the noise before they get that far. They're also likely to give up and leave before getting past your office. The same principle holds true in an office setting -- the more doors and obstacles you can put in their way, the better.
Online, add additional barriers like SMS authentication, security questions, two-step verification, and other security measures to help protect your online accounts.