Is Your Home Safe From Burglars?

Are you doing all you can to keep your home safe from burglars?

Here are some tips to help stop intruders from entering your home.

  • Be sure valuables are not visible through a window from the street.
  • Practice good security habits that include locking doors and windows, activating alarm systems and not leaving the extra house key under doormats or on top of door frames.
  • Make sure exterior doors are strong.  Doors should fit in their frames securely.  Deadbolts locks offer the best protection.
  • Keep your home well lit.
  • Trim shrubs and trees near doors and windows.
  • Vacation time requires extra precautions.  Don’t signal your absence with newspapers piled on your step, and overflowing mailbox, unattended lawn or snow removal.  Temporarily stop delivery service and ask a trusted friend to check on your home while you’re away.