Home Safety Tips
- Close all windows and doors and keep them locked. Home burglars are opportunists. Leaving a door or window open makes it easier for them to enter your house.
- Secure sliding glass doors with a metal rod or something sturdy in the track. Installing vertical bolts will also help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.
- Always lock the door to an attached garage. Don’t rely on your automatic garage door opener for security.
- Keep the perimeter of your home well lit. Installing low voltage outdoor lighting is a cost-effective way to discourage intruders, as well as to highlight a house. Outdoor motion sensor lighting may also be a good idea.
- Never leave clues when you are away on a trip. Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway or park in front of your home.
- Keep some shades and blinds up and curtains open to make it look like someone is at home.
- Create the illusion that you are home. Using timers on lights, radios and TV’s. Making your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, will deter thieves.
- Never leave a message on your answering machine telling people you aren’t home.
- Keep your bushes and trees well trimmed away from entrances and walkways. Hedges provide a hiding place for burglars who need only a minute to break in through a window or door.
- Organize a community watch program with your neighbors to protect your neighborhood.
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3 ways to prevent Remote Controlled auto break-ins
NEVER LEAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE IN YOUR VEHICLE. It’s no longer enough to ‘stow it, don’t show it.’ You shouldn’t stow anything of significant value. Take it out.
KEEP YOUR FOB IN THE FREEZER OR A METAL BOX. When your car is in the driveway at home, keeping your fob in the freezer or in a metal box will block any attempt to piggy-back its frequency from the outside.
‘SMART-PHONE’ YOUR AUTO REGISTRATION/PROOF OF INSURANCE CARD. Snap pictures of your auto registration and proof of insurance card and store in your smart phone so thieves can’t use the information against you if stolen. Your insurance company may also offer an app that includes a digital version of your proof of insurance card.
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