4 quick ways to increase your home security

4 quick ways to increase your home security

When it comes to home security, we all know to lock the windows and check the peephole before answering the door. For additional peace of mind, follow these tips. You’ll feel as snug as a bug in a rug.

Get thorny

Plant thorny shrubs, like rosebushes or cacti, around your home. These can discourage burglars from entering your property  unless the burglars are wearing suits of armor. But in that case, you'll hear 'em coming.

Change the code

You know that fancy new garage door opener that came with a fancy new factory-issued code? Change those numbers immediately. Thieves know those fancy factory codes and will use them to make themselves at home — in your home.

Go to the dogs

Dogs are good deterrents to burglars. Even a small, noisy dog can be effective. But dogs get scared, too. Don't rely solely on your canine's bravado to save the day.

Don't broadcast you're not home

Turn your telephone ringer down or off so a burglar can't hear that you're not home to pick up. Also, don't leave an outgoing message or change your Facebook status to say you're on vacation. Duh.

 


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Becky & Frank

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I really like this article. The tips are easy to do and in most cases don't cost anything to implement. it is also a great reminder about things many might not ever think of.

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