Use Lighting To Secure High Risk Points

Use Lighting to secure these High-Risk Entry Points To reduce risk of burglary, any lighting is better than no lighting. If you see that any portion of the house or yard is not adequately lit, take care of it. Your garage is another critical area of your home. Make use of an automatic garage opener. Most garage openers turn on one or more lights when activated.To protect your carport, leave a light on. If you are going away, have a light set on a timer. Also have lights activated by motion dete...
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Front Door Security Measures- Part 2

Crime Reduction Officers may recommend that a rim latch on its very own will be inadequate in delivering adequate protection and that engaging the locking mechanism could increase this, as well as the security associated with children in protecting them from wandering. Plainly these are the issues that will need to be considered. If you feel fire safety is actually the priority, additional security can end up being obtained by fitting draw bolts to the top and bottom of the door. The...
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Changing Locks When You Move In- Part 2

When you buy your own home the decision and responsibility are all yours. Deadbolt locks such as tubular locks and mortise locks require different types of holes to be drilled in the door. Changing locks or rekeying is important and the choice is up to you. Trying to re-drill holes in a door for a different lock type may look bad and compromise the integrity of the door. If several exterior doors have been keyed to take the same key it is usually more convenient to have a locksmith rekey th...
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Who’s there?

Who's there? The first step to keeping unwelcome visitors out is to protect the entrances to your home.  THE FRONT DOOR - A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY? To help prevent burglars from getting into your home through a window, install locks or pins. We recommend using the same brand of lock for all your windows so it’s easy and convenient to use them. And that’s an important point, because when safety and convenience are at odds, convenience usually wins. Make sure to keep the key in a safe but easy-to...
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