- Protect your windows with one or more good locks, a Beacon Protection alarm system, burglar-resistant glass, or many small panes instead of one large area of glass.
- Reinforce the glass in windows on the lock sides of doors so a burglar cannot break them and reach in to open the door.
- Plant rosebushes or cactus in front of all vulnerable windows. Thorny landscaping not only adds beauty to your home, but makes even getting close to such windows an unappealing prospect
- Consider installing security bars on side, rear, or other windows that a burglar might break to enter your home. Bars must comply with Fire Code requirements for inside release to permit an occupant to escape in the event of a fire.
- Keep all doors and windows locked, even if you are just going out “for a minute.” If a window is left open a few inches for ventilation, pins or dowels should be inserted in the tracks to prevent someone from opening it more.
- After punching out a window a burglar can reach in and, with ease, open the deadbolt then the doorknob – elapsed time five seconds. Placing a secondary lock (i.e., a floor lock) outside of the reach of the windows is recommended. If that is too much, a double-key deadbolt is recommended for non-primary access doors. This secures the door while you are not at home.
- Fence in the yard.
- Control your home directly from your mobile phone. Control your lighting, locks and overall security directly from a smart phone or tablet.
On top of everything else, get an alarm system. Please call today to get a free quote and properly secure your family of business!
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