Locking braided cables from the local hardware store can stop theft.
Points to ponder:
*A criminal’s motivation to commit a theft is at its lowest level during the first visit to the property; however, that doesn’t mean that they won’t take advantage of an “OMG, it was way too easy” situation they may encounter.
*Criminal motivation increases with familiarity of the property. Success, in committing crimes on a property, will increase the level of motivation to continue to commit more crimes.
*It is three times more difficult to deter a criminal who has been successfully committing crimes on your property, than it is before they even start. Success bolsters confidence.
One of the best ways to address lower levels of criminal motivation is by being security conscious.
Secure all of your property and valuables, especially the easily spotted, taken, and used/sold items.
A thief will view the appearance of a vigilant and secure neighborhood (and neighbors) as a serious deterrent, and will ultimately choose another property or neighborhood to victimize.
Thieves want to blend inconspicuously into a community as they victimize and case it out.
If they get uncomfortable, if there is a greater danger of them getting caught, or if there is basically little or nothing to take, they simply go elsewhere.