Shorewest Shares: How To Avoid A Home Break-In

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As scary as it is to think about, home break-ins do happen. However, most times they can be prevented. Here are some ways to make your home less of a target for intruders:

• Set your lights on a timer. Whether you’re running late in the office, or have dinner plans, it will look like somebody is home.

• Use motion detectors on your outside lights.

• Take care of your landscape. Keep shrubs and trees trimmed, leaving fewer spaces for intruders to hide in.

• Lock your windows and doors. Double check when you leave for the day and night.

• Use deadbolts. Deadbolts are harder to break.

• Alarm. If you have a home alarm system, make sure you use it! Alarm company decals and signs outside your home can help, too.

• Take your mail. If you are going out of town, schedule a neighbor or friend to pick up your mail. When the mail piles up, it’s a sign that you’re out of town.

• Install new locks. When you purchase a new home, change all locks.

Here are additional tips to help keep intruders out of your home:

• Be aware of your surroundings. If you notice a car that slows down in front of your home, call the police.

• Install dummy/real cameras around your home. It will give an illusion that you are watching your home.

• Use solar lawn lights. They will make your home look brighter.

To help you with your real estate needs, contact a Shorewest Agent today.

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