Spring Security Spruce-Up

A home burglary is terrifying. It can leave you frustrated, angry, scared, and sad. It’s a good habit to periodically examine your home, routines, and security to prevent these break-ins from happening.

Begin by asking yourself these questions:

  • Can anything expensive be seen through the windows?
  • Could a burglar hide in your bushes?
  • Is your house well-lit at night?
  • Do people in the home have routines that make it easy to figure out when the best time is to break in?

Here are some great tips to deter burglars:

  • Keep doors (including the garage) and windows locked
  • Turn on exterior lights, especially those near points of entry, at night
  • Trim bushes and hedges to 3’ or shorter to eliminate hiding spots
  • Place timed floodlights in tall trees
  • Gravel is loud when you step on it. Place it near windows.
  • Use motion-activated lights to not only startle the burglar, but also to increase visibility
  • Put expensive bikes, grills, and other items in the garage and out of site
  • Install an alarm system
  • Apply opaque material to garage windows, so no one can see in
  • Keep your car locked in the driveway

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