Burglar-Proof Your Home
1 - Never leave keys in hiding places outside the house. Burglars will search every inch looking for access!
2 - Always keep your garage door closed and locked.
3 - Trim back all bushes under windows.
4 - Plant prickly, thorny shrubs or bushes under windows to discourage prowlers. Almost as good as a barking dog!
5 - Bright lights outside around all doors and window discourage break ins. Install motion triggered lights around corners of the home.
6 - Install a solid core or metal-clad door fitted with both inside hinge pins and a minimum one-inch throw deadbolt lock.
7 - Doors with windows require a double key deadbolt.
8 - Secure garage doors with cane bolts and hasps.
9 - Install a peep hole in the front door. Standing on your tippy toes is not discreet.
10 -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.
11 - Place Operation Identification stickers on doors and windows.
12 - If you have a keypad garage door, reprogram the code. Best to change every 3-6 months.
13 - Never leave your garage door opener visible in your car.
14 - Never let strangers into your home. Never give out your address or phone number to strangers.