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!