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.