Twelve Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglars
Lock Windows and Doors
Simple and easy but often forgotten in Spring and Fall when the nice weather makes opening the window irresistible.
Lock Garage Doors
Unlocked garage doors are also a leading source of unforced entry.
Remove Rocks and Bricks
Keep your yard free of bricks and heavy rocks. Yes, burglars will use the implements you leave them to smash into your own home.
Keep Spare Keys with Neighbors
Burglars know to check flowerpots and ledges for spare keys. If you must, keep spares with the neighbor.
Secure Sliding Doors
Prevent sliding doors from opening by placing a rod in the tracks or installing a track lock.
Install Quality Door Locks
Knob locks are easily jimmied. Dead-bolts aren’t.
Think About landscaping
Bushes and trees make great hiding spots. Preventing crime by creating an outdoor environment that makes it difficult to pull off is very effective.
Install Motion detectors
Light is a great psychological deterrent.
Install a Quality Security System
Most burglars report staying away from houses with lawn signs saying they are monitored properties.
Conduct your own nighttime visual inventory. What can be seen inside your home from the outside?
Keep Travel Plans Private
Don’t post your vacation itinerary on social media.
Secure Your Glass with ACE Security Laminates
Finally protecting your windows with ACE security laminates® is a great way to protect your home from one of the most common forms of entry, broken and smashed windows.