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Basic Steps To Protect Your Home From Burglars

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Basic Steps To Protect Your Home From Burglars

You do not need to be a federal agent or to be part of the United States Special Forces to secure your home. You just have to apply these basic steps:

  • Make Your Home Appear To Be Occupied: Burglars are more motivated to rob a house if it appears to be unoccupied. However, by leaving the lights open or setting a timer which automatically turns them on at a specific time can make your house appear to be occupied even when you are not at home. This will at least make burglars think twice before making a move.
  • Place Metal Bars on Sliding Doors and Other Similar Contraption: Placing a metal bar along the bottom track of a door or window prevents it from being forced open. Burglars will likely make some noise first before they can burst the door open which is not a good idea if they plan to bust in unnoticed.
  • Make Sure That The Doors’ Hinges Are Placed Inside The House: If the hinges of the doors in your house are located outside, you may want to take time in reversing them. Having them on the outer part of the door is like giving the burglars the key to your house.
  • Secure The Windows To Your House: Burglars often try to find alternative routes to get in your house. And their favorite way in is through the window. By putting locks on your windows, your house will be more secure from outside