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Dyson 24 is the time he's Clinton and -- me at home being broken into after residents froze their newspaper subscriptions.
I'm going on vacation.
I just did this and I can't believe I'm -- I'm about to learn what I'm doing wrong here criminals can be smarter than you think so how can you keep your home safe.
While you're away who -- -- Assam a former burglar himself joining us now.
Is Walter Shaw.
-- is the author of the book license to steal and the producer the upcoming documentary genius on hold Walter nice to see this morning welcome to show.
Thank you or you.
Good I'm very good -- what we'll get to that newspaper thing in a second one of the first things you say to do though.
He set up some timers at home what do you mean how can this prevent.
Folks like you know former burglar like yourself from coming into a home.
Well what you wanna do usually appear that you still -- even though you're gone and the boo -- thing murders is a track cute to see with the activities are your lights.
Stay off or they stay on all the time and they -- -- the best way to do it is when -- comes you've got light's coming on.
And then early in the morning you make sure goes back off.
These are all tips to help you appear to still be there.
Right in -- or something that we deal with -- this part of the country especially.
It's -- you really -- -- a neighbor to go and walk through the area where they would walk toward the door or puts in tire marks on the drive white.
Exactly put the tire marks of the driveway did you hear your take -- -- take that.
Snow off the front entrance would do the same thing with the -- -- put tire marks -- looked like.
The car -- in the garage and -- make it's so obvious now Walter this is something.
I mean we do all the time OS but I will -- switch off the the newspaper subscription right you don't want.
We thought now 56 news papers pile up on the front door lawyer gone that to me seem like a clear sign that you worked out.
Now don't do you if you.
No listen if you live in the neighborhood program a lengthy period of time you must know who your neighbors are so many you can trust -- coming get your mail that doesn't.
Come out of mailbox and to make sure the papers are picked up on a regular basis so that old pile up.
You have -- have some that he trusted to do that for you because why because of what teams are somehow figuring out but I'm canceling the yes Egyptian.
Yeah they they could tap if they could tap into.
The CIA that -- happen to subscriptions.
Their -- Through the computer and through your hand held telephone sought I wouldn't do that -- -- the smoke signals up like that.
-- -- really saying we we we ought to not tell people that we are going on location and don't -- over the Internet right.
Yeah there's no reason to do that because people are watching you mean everybody's watching -- -- -- -- where you're going you know we're going when you get there that's one thing but it.
Advertise you're going for two weeks three weeks there's no reason.
-- say some of these travel web sites you put them -- -- you have access to on your Smartphone keeps your whole itinerary there on -- you -- to avoid doing that why.
They -- because they're tracking with the computers now they can track all your travel Aussie stuff the same way or give that information and a little things which are contraption.
Like people -- -- valley their car that only think about the stuff to live the good glove compartment.
But it it's a little little things are tripping you up.
Walter -- is honest Walter Shaw is the author of a license to steal and a producer of a new documentary called genius on hold Walter thanks joining us this morning from mines.
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