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Secure Your Home Using These 3 Easy Tips
Aside from keeping your doors and windows locked at all times, there are plenty of other ways in which you can keep your home safe from intruders. Your mind can rest easier if you follow these tips:
Don’t advertise what’s inside your home
You wouldn’t put candy in front of a child and say “Don’t eat this!” So, don’t keep your blinds open and lights on at night and tempt burglars who might be scouting out your neighborhood.
Window coverings should block onlookers from seeing inside your home. If you have sheer or transparent curtains, just make sure they’re paired with another kind of window treatment that protects your privacy.
Remember, you’re concealing the things in your house as well as the people. This way, it’s harder for potential intruders to learn your routine and to know exactly when your family is at home. Of course, keep high-target items like flat screen TVs and jewelry out of sight. Source: Home.HowStuffWorks
Add foreboding signs
Post security-company signs or window stickers near all entryways—whether you have a security system or not. Maybe you have signs/stickers on hand from a previous contract with a security firm, or maybe you can get some from a friend. In addition, post a few “Beware of Dog” signs in visible spots, say at the front of the house or on a gate to the backyard. Source: ConsumerReports
Trim your trees
Big trees with long branches can provide a burglar with the cover needed to break in, unnoticed. Const. Trenchard recommends trimming any branches that fall less than two metres above ground level and keeping shrubs to a maximum height of one metre so they don’t block windows or sight lines. Source: CanadianLiving
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