Burglar-Proof Your Home

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Burglar-Proof Your Home


Install Cameras at each corner of the exterior of your home.  Some security cameras are set-up (optional) with loud alarm sounds, and lights will come on with movement.

l Never-ever leave keys in hiding places outside the house.

Keep your car keys by your bed on your night stand.  If a prowler tries to intrude, you can always hit the alarm button and your car alarm will sound off and will scare off the intruders.

l Always keep your garage door closed and locked.

l Trim back all bushes under windows.

l Plant prickly, thorny shrubs or bushes under windows to discourage prowlers.  

l Bright lights outside around all doors and window discourage break ins. Install motion triggered lights around corners of the home.

l Install a solid core or metal-clad door fitted with both inside hinge pins and a minimum one-inch throw deadbolt lock.

l Doors with windows require a double key deadbolt.

l Secure garage doors with cane bolts and hasps.

l Install a peep hole in the front door.

l Secure crank Windows by drilling a hole through the latch frame and handle, then insert a metal pin or nail through the hole to lock the window in place.

l Place Operation Identification stickers on doors and windows.

l If you have a keypad garage door, reprogram the code often.  If you share your code with other family members, keep track of all members and update them upon changing the code.

l Never leave your garage door opener visible in your car.

l Never let strangers into your home. Never give out your address or phone number to strangers.