How To Secure Your Home

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01 Apr How To Secure Your Home

In this video we will be covering the best way to secure your home from burglars.

Step 1 – be to securely lock up your house, Mortise locks will provide the best security. Back and side doors are most commonly used by burglars.

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If you like to leave your back door open during the summer, it is wise to use a security chain for protection.

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Make sure you fit good locks on your windows as well!

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Step 2 – have an alarm system installed in your home.

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Most alarm systems are controlled by a 4-digit code. Avoid picking your date of birth.

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Step 3 – Take outdoor precautions. Sensor activated lights are cheap and fitted for the outside of your house. They work great for detouring thieves!

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Trim large bushes that may be obscuring in front of the house. They provide great coverage for thieves to hide behind.

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Step 4 – Property marking. For large items use an ultraviolet pen to right on your belongings.

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Make sure to rewrite on them every year, as the marking will fade over time.

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Take clear pictures of the smaller items you have.

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Step 5 – Know your neighbors, your neighbors are your biggest ally for keeping your home safe.

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If you trust them enough, provide them with a spare set of keys so they can watch over your house when you are away.

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If there isn’t already a neighborhood watch, be proactive and set one up. There are many websites for organizing neighborhood watches.

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