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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Home Security Tips

Considering the amount of time we spend in our homes, there is no doubt to why we worry about the safety and security of our homes. Here are some simple security precautions to keep in mind to prevent burglars from entering your home. 
  • Lock up your home, even if you go out only for a short time. Many burglars just walk in through an unlocked door or window.
  • Deadbolt locks are always better than spring-latch locks. To help burglar-proof your home, install 1-inch throw deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.
  • Ensure minimal space between door and frame. This will make it difficult for the burglar to try and break open the door. Also, ensure your main door hinges are on the inside.
  • Change all the locks and tumblers when you move into a new house or lose your keys.
  • Consider investing in a fire-proof and water-proof safe if you have a higher end need for safety and valuable assets to protect.
  • Your house should appear occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when you're not at home.
  • Consider installing grills on your windows, especially if you live on the ground or first floor. Or if you have a tree directly outside one of your windows.
  • It is better to keep your curtains drawn if you live on the ground or first floor of a road facing house. That way burglars can’t look in to see if there is anything worthwhile for them to rob.

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