Ex-Burglar Jennifer Gomez Turned Home Safety Guide: Easy Tips to Secure Your Home
Jennifer Gomez, former cat burglar, shares her past tricks and simple ways to protect your home.
Jennifer Gomez, who spent 10 years in prison for burglary (2011-2020), is now helping people keep their homes safe. With almost 100,000 followers on TikTok, Gomez shares what she used to look for when choosing homes to burglarize, offering valuable advice for homeowners.
In a recent video, Gomez breaks down her tactics in a straightforward way. First up – weather. Gomez suggests checking the forecast and targeting houses on sunny days with more privacy. Rainy days, she says, are even better because people tend to stay inside, and nosy neighbors are less likely to venture out.
Timing matters in Gomez's strategy. She used to wake up at 5 a.m. and hit homes between 8 and 11 a.m. when most people were out.
Surprisingly, security systems didn't stop Gomez; they signaled potential wealth. Knowing police wouldn't rush unless the homeowner was contacted, she had a 10 to 15-minute window after triggering an alarm.
Gomez also shared her trick for finding homes with deactivated motion sensors – looking for signs of pets. Wealthy households often let animals roam freely, turning off some security features.
Her checklist included wearing different-sized shoes, tying her hair up, and wearing scrubs for a low-key entry. Gomez targeted homes with easy escape routes like high back gates, open doors, or fences backing onto main roads or cul-de-sacs.
While Gomez regrets her past actions, she wants to share her story not to glorify it but to help others. Her unique perspective reminds us to stay vigilant and take simple steps to keep our homes safe.
It's a redemption story – Gomez, once a notorious cat burglar, now dedicates herself to ensuring others can protect their homes from the tricks she used. Her tips are easy to understand and a reminder that with a bit of awareness, we can keep our homes safe.