Make your home festive, safe, and secure this holiday season. With a little bit of planning and some smart safety measures, you can ensure your family enjoys this special time without worrying about potential risks. Put your mind at ease by following these tips:
Check windows and doors for signs of damage
Windows and doors are a prime entry point for burglars and should be inspected for damage regularly to prevent easy access.
If you discover signs that your windows or doors need to be repaired or replaced, there are plenty of options available to provide better security and create peace of mind. Consider advanced locks and sturdy door materials, as well as impact-resistant and high-security windows to prevent break-ins. Source: Modernize
Secure your sliding glass doors using a secondary lock or rod
Burglars love sliding doors, especially during the summer when they’re often left unlocked or open. You should know July and August are the two hottest months for break-ins, so be sure your sliding doors are locked, and outfitted with a secondary locking mechanism or dowel to provide additional security. Source: Safewise
Check the surrounding landscape
Trim shrubs and trees near windows and doors that provide hiding places for burglars, and prune limbs that serve as ladders to upper windows. Source: RealSimple
Invest in a safe
In a perfect world, intruders would never make it into your home, and so you’d never have to worry about your valuables being stolen. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can go astray. And on the off-chance that an intruder does make it into your home, you want to make sure they can steal as little as possible.
First, consider buying a safe or lockbox where you can keep things like cash, jewelry, important documents and other items you wouldn’t want a thief to walk away with. As far as bigger items such as electronics, you can make them more difficult to steal by putting them in a concealed place when you aren’t using them. Thieves want to be in and out of your home as quickly as possible, so even the smallest deterrent can help. Source: CNET
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