Why make it easy for prospective criminals.  Only you can lower your risk by following these simple and straightforward home security tips.

Always change the locks when moving to a new home or apartment however, you must consult with your landlords in the case of apartments.

Keep your front door locked at all times.

If you choose to have your front door open for air circulation, make sure your screen door is locked.

Criminals are bold, they may knock on the door to see if the home is empty.  Never ignore that knock.

Keep garage doors locked at all times.  This is very important for attached garages that allow direct access to your house, for extra precaution lock the interior door that leads into your home from the garage.

Use a peephole instead of a chain lock.  Chain locks can easily be overpowered.

Keep ladders secure.  This will keep ladders away from burglars who may use them to enter via the second story.

Close all second story windows when you are not at home.  This will eliminate the use of fences or ladders to access your home.

Keep edges trimmed to prevent cover for criminals

A very well-lit property is will keep criminals at bay

Your sentimental items should be kept well hidden

Keep your vehicle locked at all times even when it is inside the garage, the same applies to your bicycle

Use discretion when disposing of stereos, TV’s or computer equipment boxes. The cardboard boxes should be folded inside out before being placed into the recycle bin.

Homes are often ‘cased’ by strangers that you inadvertently let into your home.

Get involved with neighbourhood watch.  This is a great way to get support system in place from a group/neighbourhood perspective.

Ensure that your home always looks ‘lived-in’ or with people.  Keep your lawn cut in the summer, driveway shoveled in the winter and always pickup your mail or cancel delivery when you are going to be away.

About The Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.