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Facts at a Glance

Home Burglary Prevention Tips: Facts at a Glance

  • Invest in a Home Security System - An alarm system is an excellent deterrent to crime. The system should include a loud siren and motion sensors. Display security system decals on your windows and doors.
  • Lock all Doors and Windows Before you Leave a Home - Even if you're just running out on a short errand, make sure all doors and windows are locked. Deadbolts provide the best security.
  • Keep Window Coverings Slightly Open - Drapes and shades that are fully closed give a deserted look to your home.
  • Keep Valuables Out of Sight - Away from windows. Etch your name in items so they are easily identifiable. Keep a home inventory out of the house
  • Don't Make it Easy for Thieves to Use your Keys - Don't hide a key. Don't put your name and address on a key. Give a valet only your car key.
  • Have your Mail and Newspapers Held When You're Out of Town
  • Keep Your Garage Door Locked - Once inside your garage, a burglar can worked uninterrupted at getting into your home
  • Don't Tell Strangers or Acquaintances that You're Going Out of Town
  • Join or start a Neighborhood Watch Program - These programs are designed by and for local community residents to help ensure the safety of all those living in the area. They are a great defense against crime.
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