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Home Security Tips That Will Reduce The Likelihood Of A Break-in

Jun 20

Home Security Tips That Will Reduce The Likelihood Of A Break-in

Are you seeking ways to make your home more safe? You are doing the right thing because when it comes to your home, you cannot be too cautious. You should use many different strategies in order to keep your home safe. Become educated about home security by reading this article.

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If you have a home alarm system, make sure all the wires are concealed. If a burglar wants to break into your home, he may cut any wires he sees before following through with his plan. Depending on where the wires are, hide them with plants, rocks or other natural looking items.

 

Choose a deadbolt lock over a spring-latch lock. The spring-latch lock is much easier for burglars that are experienced in "loiding." Loiding refers to the method where a plastic card like a credit card is slipped against the latch tongue in order to depress it, which will unlock your door. The deadbolt will prevent an attack like this. Deadbolts are vulnerable only when there is plenty of space in between your door and your door frame for intruders to use hacksaws or power tools.

 

You can hide your spare key on your dog. This approach is useful if your dog is a large breed that lives outdoor, or if your house has a doggy door. Store a spare key within your dogs collar so you always have access to your home.

 

To avoid being accidentally locked out of their own home, some people like to hide a key to their house in various outside places, such as under a flower pot, under the welcome mat or inside a fake rock in their landscaping. If you are guilty of this behavior, stop immediately! Numerous home invasions occur because the intruder searched for a hidden key and found it. It will be less costly to call a locksmith than it is to replace your stolen valuables.

 

If you will be vacationing for an extended period of time, turn off the ringer on all the phones in your house. A burglar might hear your phone ring and ring and ring, then realize that you are not home to answer it.

 

Avoid opening the door if you don't know who is standing on the other side. Nowadays, thieves are creative when thinking of ways to get homeowners to open a door and let them in. Therefore, only allow people you know and are expecting to enter your home.

 

Do you have any exposed wires on the outside of your home? If so, hide them. Burglars will often try to cut off power to your alarm system or phone before breaking in. If there are wires that they can see, you are just making their job easier on them.

 

Your home will never be 100% safe from threat. However, what you can do is make sure you've done what you can to provide adequate protection. You've just learned a lot of things you can do for the security of your home. Use all these tips to protect your family and your home.