In last week’s installment, we looked at the theory behind indoor caching. In this week’s installment, we will take a closer look at the actual application of how to cache indoors, and we will also look at some of the most common search methods used by those who might conceivably take something of value from you, either as a thief or under color of authority.
COMMON SEARCH METHODS
By knowing how people search for items of value, you can also prepare countermeasures against these methods of search. Without knowing these methods, you’ll basically only be assuming that you are covered if an extensive search of your property is undertaken. Know how people work, and hold onto your items:
The Break In:
The break in is the classic thief / burglar search. Time is of the essence, and therefore thieves are only going to take what is out in the open and in obvious spots like nightstand drawers and things of that nature. The easiest way to defeat this type of search is simple – don’t leave valuables out in the open. This is harder than it seems in your home.
For example, after a hard day, you might take out your wallet and throw it on the counter, and take a nap or run around the block. Be conscious of the little things like this! The good part about the break in search is that it normally defeats itself. Thieves might be in the home for a time period measured in minutes, and there just isn’t that much time to look around very hard.