Burglar Bob's on the loose in neighborhoods everywhere

SSN Staff  - 
Saturday, July 1, 2006

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah--Bob Portenier has special expertise in the area of home security. He knows what makes a neighborhood or home attractive to burglars because he used to be one. Now on the right side of the law, "Burglar Bob" has a new career: He travels across the country educating the public and police departments about how to keep homes safe from burglars, KTVX ABC News 4 reported.
He has advice about such things as answering the door to "survey takers," the family dog, and the placement of shrubbery. What does he have to say about home security systems? He warns that often homeowners "don't use them the way you're supposed to."