Home Security Tips

Here are some important tips to keep you and your family safe in your home.

1. Don’t leave notes for service people on your door, this will tell burglars you’re not home.

2. Never put outgoing mail containing personal information in an unsecured mailbox.

3. To prevent tipping off burglars when you plan to be away from your home, set your home phone volume to low- an unanswered phone is a giveaway your home is empty.

4. ALWAYS lock your home, even if you’re taking your dogs for a quick walk.

5. When you move into a new house, change all of the locks.

6. To create the illusion that someone is home at all time, install timers on your lights and radio to go on when you’re not home.

7. If the entrances to your home are dark, install some lighting to brighten the entrance doors.

8. When considering your landscape plan, avoid putting trees or shrubbery near windows where buglers can easily hide.

9. Dogs are good preventers to burglars. Regardless of the size, a barking dog draws attention to the house and hopefully deters the burglars from moving forward with their plan.

10. If you’re going away, ask your neighbors to use your garbage cans to keep traffic at the house.