Burglar-Proof Your Home

Real Estate

·       Never leave keys in hiding places outside the house.

·       Always keep your garage door closed and locked.

·       Trim back all bushes under windows.

·       Plant prickly, thorny shrubs or bushes under windows to discourage prowlers.

·       Bright lights outside around all doors and window discourage break ins. Install motion triggered lights around corners of the home.

·       Install a solid core or metal-clad door fitted with both inside hinge pins and a minimum one-inch throw deadbolt lock.

·       Doors with windows require a double key deadbolt.

·       Secure garage doors with cane bolts and hasps.

·       Install a peep hole in the front door.

·       Secure crank Windows by drilling a hole through the latch frame and handle, then insert a metal pin or nail through the hole to lock the window in place.

·       Place Operation Identification stickers on doors and windows.

·       If you have a keypad garage door, reprogram the code.

·       Never leave your garage door opener visible in your car.

·       Never let strangers into your home. Never give out your address or phone number to strangers.