Top 10 Tips on Home Security (Part I)

According to an investigation made by Chris E. McGoey, an expert in the fields of security management, every 15 seconds, a burglar breaks into a home in the United States, steals an average $1,725 worth of property and robs the people who live there of peace of mind for years. So you may wonder is there anything that you can do to avoid these horrible situations. Of course, you can. The following are some simple measures that can be implemented to prevent the possibility of a break in and ensure that your home is safe and secure.

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TIPS

 NO.1 – Lock It Up

Doors and Locks are not the place to skimp on home security. Choose sturdy locks and make sure all your doors, windows, garden gate/side entrance, etc. are locked at all times which can reduce opportunities for thieves. For extra protection to your locked doors, install 1-inch throw deadbolt locks and to improve safety for glass patio doors set a pipe or metal bar the same length as the track in the middle bottom track of the door slide.

lock the home

NO.2 – Light the Night

It’s a good idea to look like you’re home when you’re not. So set your lights on timers so would-be thieves have a harder time telling if you’re on vacation or just working late. Some people also suggest to leave a car in the driveway when they’re gone, or keep the TV or radio on. You can try, if you think it necessary.

NO.3 – Make Exterior change

Simple exterior changes can make all the difference, by trimming hedges, removing high fences or make the entrance brighter in the evening, you can improve natural surveillance and reduce the opportunities for the burglar to hide from view.

NO. 4 – Don’t Advertise

Don’t advertise the items in your home. Keep drapes and blinds shut, especially in rooms where there is expensive equipment. Also, keep valuables out of sight, hide purses and handbags and do not leave cash lying around. If criminals cannot see anything worth stealing they most likely will not take the risk.

NO.5 – Be Original

Do not hide the extra keys under doormats, potted plants or any other obvious outdoor locations as thieves will generally find them. Think originally when hiding a spare one or give a set to a neighbor you can trust.

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