Clever trick keeps house burglars away

Could Leaving a Dog Bowl Outside Your House Keep Burglars Away?
Could Leaving a Dog Bowl Outside Your House Keep Burglars Away?

Before you go on your next dream vacation, there is one thing you should know about keeping your home safe while you're away.

Former CIA officer Jason Hanson says that homeowners often leave their front porch light on when they go on vacation, thinking they can trick criminals into believing they're home. This is a mistake.

What you should do instead is buy a large dog bowl and place this by your back door. Criminals are searching for the easiest target -- they'll go for the home next door that doesn't have a big dog.

Check out the video above to learn more about this trick.

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