Invest in an alarm system and learn how to use your system properly. It is a known fact that security systems deter crime.

Make sure you know the following tips.



*Thieves hate bright lights. Install outside lights and keep them on at night.

*Keep your yard clean. Prune back shrubbery so it doesn't hide doors or windows. Cut back tree limbs that a thief could use to climb to an upper-level window.

*If you travel, create the illusion that you're at home by getting some timers that will turn lights on and off in different areas of your house throughout the evening. Lights burning 24 hours a day signal an empty house.

*Leave shades, blinds, and curtains in normal positions. And don't let your mail pile up! Call the post office and newspaper to stop delivery or have a neighbor pick it up.


*Make sure every external door has a sturdy, well-installed dead bolt lock. Key-in-the knob locks alone are not enough.

*Sliding glass doors can offer easy access if they are not properly secured. You can secure them by installing commercially available locks or putting a broomstick or dowel in the inside track to jam the door. To prevent the door from being lifted off the track, drill a hole through the slide door frame and the fixed frame. Next, insert a pin in the hole.

*Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your home, give an extra key to a neighbor you trust.

*When you move into a new house, re-key the locks and change the code on your garage door and remotes.


*All outside doors should be metal or solid wood.

*If your doors don't fit tightly in their frames, install weather stripping around them.

*Install a peephole or wide angle viewer in all entry doors so you can see who is outside without opening the door. Door chains break easily and don't keep out intruders.

*Guns are responsible for many accidental deaths in the home every year. If you choose to own a gun, learn how to store it and use it safely.

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