Some tips from burglars:

Burglers love lights in the kitchen; it’s like a beacon saying no one is home.

They hate loud stereos because someone can be sleeping in the house when they ring the doorbell to make sure no one is home and not hear it. One professional said he would just go to another house if there were a loud stereo playing.

Some tips from us:

  • Never hide a key to your home near the front door.

  • Doors that have glass in them or near them should have the type of dead bolt lock that uses a key on both the inside and outside to lock and unlock it. This will help prevent a burglar from using the doors in the event they do break in and it will make it harder for them to gain entry into your home.

To help you protect your home, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are all exterior doors equipped with quality dead bolt locks?

  • Do sliding glass doors have pins to prevent them from being lifted upward and removed?

  • Are entryways well lighted at night?

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