Make sure all doors are secured with High Security locks. Open doors and windows and cheap, ineffective locks are a welcome target to intruders. Every outside door should also be secured with a Maximum Security deadbolt with Grade 1 features for more protection against hammer and crow bar prying attacks. For the best possible security against break-ins, a quality burglar alarm is a deterrent to all
but the most determined burglars.
Here are some more tips to help you…
- Install peepholes in exterior doors so you can see who comes to your door.
- Set up security lighting around the outside of your home, especially at side and rear doors and windows. Floodlights, which offer the brightest lighting, are the best deterrent to prowlers.
- Prune tree limbs away from your home to avoid easy access to upstairs windows.
- Make sure that all personal belongings such as barbecues and sports equipment are stored inside your house or garage when not in use.
- Never leave a spare key outside your home. Most hiding places are obvious to intruders.
- If you go away for a few days, stop your mail and newspaper delivery services. Ask a neighbor or friend to watch your home and take care of your yard to eliminate signs of absence.
- Join a Neighborhood Watch team in your community, or find out from local authorities how to start one on your block. Remember, there’s safety in numbers. A united community is a safer community.
- While no home is ever completely burglar-proof, if you follow these tips around your home you will make it very difficult for an intruder to gain entry. In most cases, an intruder will spend no more than 60 seconds trying to gain access to a residence – even less in a busy area.
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