For several weeks now, mainly since Pedro Sánchez ended the state of alarm last June, more and more families are leaving their home to enjoy the long-awaited vacations. After three months of confinement to face COVID-19, in which we have not been able to travel between provinces except in cases of extreme need, more and more people have decided to escape to second homes or to visit new destinations in one of the most atypical exit operations in recent years.
For that same reason, and taking advantage of the fact that thousands of people have left their homes in the coming weeks, thieves are on the alert. Therefore, and to guarantee the safety of the home, from the Civil Guard recommend, through its Web page, install an armored door (or at least one with two closing points). Also that we pay attention to it once installed, since it can have different brands that they will reveal to us if a thief is trying to access the house or not.
Beware of the invisible thread technique
Among them a fine silicone thread. As recalled by the National Police on more than one occasion, thieves often verify whether a home is empty or not through the invisible thread technique. A method, very recurrent during the summer months, by which thieves hit a practically invisible silicone thread between the door and the door frame to check if someone has recently entered the house.
If you return home a few days later, and verify the thread is loose or broken, the thief will know that the house is occupied, so he will not enter to rob. However, in case the thread remains intact after several days, the thief will know that no one has passed by the house during the last days. If you have come across this mark, contact the police.
Other techniques for analyzing tenant movements: from paper balls to plastic chips
But the invisible thread is not the only technique to analyze the tenant’s movements. As explained by the Civil Guard through social networks, thieves also often place small balls of paper inside the wide keyhole. If the tenant opens the door with a key, the balls fall through the keyhole, so the thieves will know that someone has entered the house. In the event that the balls remain in place, the thieves will have free access to the house.
On the other hand, thieves also often insert small pieces of plastic into the cracks of doors. If the tenant enters the home, the tab will fall to the ground, so the thief will know that someone has entered the home. If the tab is still in place after several days, you will conclude that there is no one in the home. In short, and if you see any of these marks, get in touch with the police as soon as possible.