On her way to work one morning, Indianapolis homeowner Katie noticed a bicycle and snowblower were missing from the garage.
Katie/Homeowner: “I’m not a fearful person. I tend to be careful, but not fearful. So more than anything, I was just really really frustrated and irritated and a little, more than a little angry.”
Angie Hicks/Angie’s List: “If you’re concerned about security around your home a great improvement is to install deadbolts on your doors. This can be done for about $100 a lock. Before you invest in locks for your door the first thing you want to do is make sure you have a good door because it doesn’t do any good to put a lock on a bad door. Check your door frame to make sure it’s in good condition and then make sure you’ve got a solid door. If you knock on the door a solid door will sound “dead” when you knock while a hollow door is going to echo. When selecting a lock you need to realize that not all locks are created equally so you want to check with the American National Standards Institute to find the rating for each lock you are considering. Do your research ahead of time. Make sure that you are using a reputable, local locksmith. They should come in a marked vehicle and you should be able to pay by check or credit card. You should not be expected to pay in cash.”