Burglary Prevention

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The thought of someone breaking into their home is enough to keep many people awake at night.  Here are a few tips to help keep your home, and your family, safe.

  1. Keep Your Home From Being An Easy Target- Protect your home by discouraging intruders from making it their next target.  Burglars are less likely to victimize a house that looks occupied or protected by a security system.
  2. Follow These Simple Steps When You’re On Vacation Or Away From Home
    1. Put lights, stereo or TV on a timer to give the appearance that someone is home.
    2. Secure sliding glass doors with pins to prevent both horizontal and vertical movement.
    3. Don’t stop your newspaper or mail deliveries; it signals you’re away.  Ask a friend or neighbor to pick up your deliveries instead.
    4. Ask a neighbor to park their car in your driveway to give the appearance that someone is home.
  3. Keep Yourself Safe When You’re At Home
    1. Lock doors and windows when you’re home alone.  Forty percent of home invasions occur because a door or window was left unlocked.
    2. Look through your peephole viewer to see who’s there before opening the door.
    3. Always request identification from sales people or repairmen before you let them in your home.
    4. Fix broken locks or windows and install deadbolts on doors leading outside.
    5. Replace all locks immediately after moving into a new home.
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