Protect Your Camera Gear from Burglars by Keeping it In Your Kid’s Room

If you want to protect your pricey camera gear from burglars, one of the safest places in your house (besides a safe, of course) is one that might not be very obvious to you: your kid’s room. The Readers Digest published a simple slideshow containing home-proofing tips gleaned from the minds of convicted burglars. One interesting tip is that burglars generally don’t go into children’s rooms when hunting for valuables to steal.

There are two main reason: first, kids generally don’t have things worth stealing. A thief would much prefer a diamond necklace over a Tonka Truck. If they do pay a visit to your kid’s room, they’ll be on the lookout for high-value items that are lying out in the open (video games, electronics, etc…).

Second, the rooms are often cluttered with toys. Thieves, wanting to get in and out as quickly as possible, won’t spend time sifting through the various items in search of something worth stealing (now there’s one reason to not tell your kids to clean their rooms).

Thus, if you really want to play it safe, you might want to think about moving your collection of equipment from your closet, drawer, or shelf over to your kid’s.

What do you do to keep your gear safe at home?

(via Lifehacker)

Image credit: 1156647_kids-room by Premaman Lietuva

  • 2424244

    thats great…. make it public so that bugglars invade the child rooms from now on….
    speaking about stupid….

  • Ian Ludwig

    Geeze thanks internetz, they will now.

  • Michael Zhang

    Shh, it’s actually reverse psychology so that our stuff will be safer without us having to do anything ;-)

  • guillertronico

    children destroy all

  • Bugglaroo

    I fear for my children when bugglars are around

  • Nathan Gibbs

    All my gear was saved from a burglar because of messiness. My bag was on the kitchen table along with old mail, cereal box, other junk, etc. They got other valuables but the photo gear was unscathed, still sitting there camouflaged on the table.

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Not quite sure which is more disturbing: strangers entering the kid’s room to take cameras, or strangers entering the kid’s room to install cameras.

  • 4

    where can i buy children to keep my gear safe… or will a faked room do?

  • steve-o

    good to know because now they will do it.

  • Rob

    I’d rather take my chances at being able to hide my gear from a burglar, than protecting my gear from sticky little grape jelly covered hands.

  • GV

    Well if I share here what I do to keep it safe.. burglars might read it and it wont be safe any more! I am imagining those super hero type human who press some buttons on body and right gear just pops out.. no need to worry about saving it!

  • Joe Gunawan

    Just put your safe in one of those toy treasure chest and dump some toys over it, lol.

  • rtfe

    nobody looks in a pile of dirty clothes.

  • Igor Ken

    I usually lock my doors to keep my stuff safe :3

  • patrick dinneen

    anyone know where that furniture is from? Really colourful and nice

  • Nigel Incubator Jones

    Yes, leave your camera in plain sight with the lens cap off…