Having a spare key can be really useful. However, hiding it under the mat or under a fake rock can compromise your security; these are obvious places and the first places a burglar will think to look. Instead, if you have a spare key think of somewhere more creative, and ideally, in a difficult to access location. Therefore, the burglar either won’t think to look there or will have to arouse suspicion in retrieving your key. However, where possible avoid using hidden keys.
Leaving your valuables in view, such as technological devices or jewellery could make you a target. A burglar will look into your home before they make the effort to break in. Therefore, make it appear as though your home is not worth stealing from. Store your valuables away from the window and where possible, in a secure safe.