Burglar-Proof Your Home

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Burglar-Proof Your Home

*Never leave keys in hiding places outside the house.

*Always keep your garage door closed and locked.

*Trim back all bushes under windows.

*Plant prickly, thorny shrubs or bushes under windows to discourage prowlers.

*Bright lights outside around all doors and window discourage break ins. Install motion triggered lights around corners of the home.

*Install a solid core or metal-clad door fitted with both inside hinge pins and a minimum one-inch throw deadbolt lock.

*Doors with windows require a double key deadbolt.

*Secure garage doors with cane bolts and hasps.

*Install a peep hole in the front door.

*Secure crank Windows by drilling a hole through the latch frame and handle, then insert a metal pin or nail through the hole to lock the window in place.

*Place Operation Identification stickers on doors and windows.

*If you have a keypad garage door, reprogram the code.

*Never leave your garage door opener visible in your car.

*Never let strangers into your home. Never give out your address or phone number to strangers.

*Last, but not least, USE your alarm system!