Things to Know
at all times.
Use automated schedules to switch lights
on and off when you’re not at home.
If the outside entrances to your home are
dark, install lighting With an Infrared detector or
simply add them to your automation schedule.
Install 1-inch throw deadbolt locks on your front
and back doors. A spring-latch lock is easy
prey for burglars who are experts at ‘Jimmying”
a door open with a plastic card.
Factory window latches are-no match for
a burglar with a pry bar. You can install an
inexpensive pin in just a few minutes. Drill a
hole to lock the window closed, and a second
hole a few inches up to lock the window partly
open for ventilation.
A simple measure-even if you’re just running
a Quick errand-but one that is often ignored. If
you leave a window open for ventilation, insert
pins or dowels in the tracks to prevent burglars
from opening it more.
Burglars often look for wiring around the
exterior of a house and can cut it to disable an
alarm system. In most cases, we recommend
wireless systems, but if yours is hardwired,
painting the wires is one way to camouflage
Consider removing trees or shrubbery located
near your windows. They serve as convenient
hiding places for intruders.
Leave a spare key with a trusted friend!
neighbor, instead of in your mailbox, a flower
pot, or under a doormat-the first places
thieves will look.
Safes can protect small, expensive items
against thieves. Be sure to fasten your safe
to the floor or wall. Safes go up in price for
options such as fire protection and digital
fingerprint-reading systems. Install an asset
protection sensor, so you’ll know if anyone is
even trying to mess with it.
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