To think that putting the bins out 4 days early says 'we are on holiday, burglars welcome?'
Kindlethefourth · 30/07/2017 09:11
DH says it's ok to put bins out 4 days early and ask a neighbour to bring them in whilst we are on holiday. We are lucky enough to live in a low crime area but there has been a rise in crime recently (I look at the community Facebook page-he doesn't) and wherever you live I was always brought up not to send out obvious signals. To me putting bins out is akin to telling the street 'oh look they have gone on holiday'. DH looks at me like I am mad when I say this and shakes his head in a patronising manner. I have also worked in crime for over 25 years so AIBU to think I may have some idea how criminals work or has this made me over sensitive?
mumonashoestring · 30/07/2017 09:16
Depends a bit on your neighbours - if everyone puts their bins out and gets them back in like clockwork then yes it would look odd. Where we are there lots of people who just keep their bins at the end of the drive so you can't really tell if they've been left there by the binmen or are where they always are.
AngeloftheSouth84 · 30/07/2017 09:20
Anything which makes the house look different to what it normally does will attract attention. No car in the drive at night; bins out early; bins haven't been emptied after dustbin day; windows closed when they would normally be open (although open windows give the impression that you're lack about security, even if those windows are inaccessible)
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