How Social Media Could Get Your Home Burgled

How Social Media Could Get Your Home Burgled

Back in November 2011, we wrote about how social media could get your home burgled in this post on home security and social media.

We also wrote about the potential effects of social media use on home insurance premiums.

At the end of 2013, Legal & General posted an article revealing that 45% of young people are posting photographs of their valued possessions onto social media sites on the internet.

Those same young people regularly ‘check in’ at their favourite haunts and this message is reported on their timeline on Facebook.

And 51% of a group surveyed by Legal & General had made friends or connected with someone they did not know on social media.

Even if you have your privacy settings locked down to friends only, that’s an awful lot of strangers who can see what good stuff you have… and when you are not at home.

Recently, we found this simplified visual version of how it actually works:

How Social Media Could Get Your Home Burgled

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How Burglars Are Using Using Social Media Infographic – An infographic by the team at Distinctive Doors

The Metropolitan Police have said that alarm systems are a worthwhile investment in the protection of your home.

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