Basic Home Security Tips

Here are some basic home security and safety tips:

  1. If you are going to be away from your home for an extended amount of time, take steps to make it seem like people are still home. Have a friend stop by every now and then. Have lights on at night, and motion detectors on.
  2. Don’t leave notes for friends/service people on your front door when you leave. This broadcasts that you’re not home.
  3. Keep your garage doors shut at all times.
  4. Make sure that all of your exterior doors have quality locks. Deadbolts are a must.
  5. When you’re out of town, turn the volume on your home phone to the lowest setting. If a potential burglar consistently hears your phone ring and ring, they will know you’re not home.
  6. If you hear a knock at the door, always check before answering.
  7. Keep your valuables (cash, jewelry, etc.) in a safe (if at home) or a safety deposit box. Don’t leave these items lying around the house.
  8. Keep your blinds/drapes shut, particularly in the rooms where you have expensive items like workout sets, flats-screen TVs, etc.
  9. Don’t leave spare keys hidden outside your home. They are always too easy to find. Figure out another way.
  10. Add another layer of home security to your sliding doors by putting a pipe or piece of wood along the bottom track.

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