- Go around your home as if you yourself were looking to ‘break in’ and identify any weaknesses. They may include poor lighting, old locks, windows that are unsecured or perhaps bushes and trees that obscure your line of sight.
- Seems obvious, but make sure to lock your home, even if you go out only for a short time. Many burglars just walk in through an unlocked door or window.
- Whenever moving to a new house, make sure you change all of the locks and cylinders. You don’t know who and how many people are in possession of keys to the home.
- Consider using FleX Control Cylinders when you have domestic help, workers or contractors in your home. These types of locking solutions allow you to enable and disable keys whenever you want.
- Try and make your house appear occupied at all times. You can do this with the use of timers that can switch lights, TV and radios on automatically and at various times.
- Avoid using spring-latch locks, they are easily ‘loided’ by burglars. Loiding is when a burglar slips a plastic credit card against the latch tongue to depress it and unlock the door. Deadbolts don’t allow for such attacks.
- If you lose your keys, change the locks immediately.
- Never leave notes or items for service people or family members on or by your door. This will notify burglars that you’re not home.
- Make sure the entrances to your home are well lit. Installing a Digital Door Viewer with infrared lighting ensures you know who is approaching your house before they get there.
- Talk to your neighbors about any suspicious people or strange cars you notice lurking about.
- Trees located near windows or shrubbery that might shield a burglar from view can be a problem. Consider cutting back anything that may help hide a thief.
- Ask for credentials from any sales-person who requests entry to your home. If someone comes to your door asking to use the phone to call a mechanic or the police, keep the door locked and make the call yourself.
- Keep heavy equipment, boats, motorcycles and storage units secured with a WatchLock padlock. These innovative padlocks alert you if anyone has opened or closed the padlock or moved your property. With a built in GPS, it also tracks its every movement and provides real time information.
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