Google Street View hack that can help to keep your home safe from thieves
10.08.2023 - 11:33
Keeping your house safe and secure while you're on holiday, or just all the time in general, should be a priority for homeowners.
But no matter how secure you think your home is, potential thieves may be scoping it out and getting ready to break in, violating your personal space and causing huge financial and psychological damage.
But according to experts, there are a few things you can do to protect your home from criminals. One of them involves making a quick request to Google about its popular Street View feature.
Google Street View, which was launched back in 2007, is ideal for seeing a first-hand view of locations you're planning to visit. For privacy purposes, any faces or car registration numbers that the camera picks up tend to be blurred out.
But it turns out you can actually make a request to have your home blurred out too in order to protect it from any potential thieves that are planning to break in.
Michele Bennett, general manager at security company ADT UK&I Subscriber, said:“Potential thieves are known to use social media to determine when homeowners are away, as well as learning the layout of victims' homes and gardens. Thieves may also use Google Street View to learn the layouts of victims' homes, allowing them to plan potential break-ins.
“Depending on the photo used in Google Street View, having an unblurred house can also alert thieves of the contents of your home and garden. If expensive items are visible in your house, you are more likely to become a victim of a robbery.
“It is highly recommended that you contact Google and request that your house is blurred to protect the privacy of you and your family.”
If you would like your property to be blurred, simply find the 360 photo of your home by