Burglar-Proof Your Home

Real Estate

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.