Prevention Tips

Crime Prevention at Home

Follow these easy steps to make your home less appealing to criminals:

  • Make sure you have sturdy metal or solid wood doors at all entries into your home, and that sliding glass and similar doors are properly secured.
  • Install and use well-made deadbolt locks (1.5-inch throw or greater) on all exterior doors.
  • Make sure all exterior doors have wide-angle viewers that can be used by everyone in the house. Install two viewers at different heights if necessary.
  • Light up entry doors so that you can tell who's there. Motion detector lights, flood lights, or similar lighting can help brighten up the property.
  • Trim the shrubbery around your doors and windows so crooks don't have a place to hide.
  • Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your house, give a key to a neighbor that you trust.
  • Consider an alarm. They can be a good investment, especially if you have valuables in your home.
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