Tips for keeping your home safe

by admin on March 2, 2012

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your home won’t be a target because you live in a “good neighborhood”. Most burglars will target those neighborhoods because they usually don’t take precautions. Here are a few tips for keeping your home safe from intruders.

1. Do not announce your vacation on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. There is nothing better for a thief than people Letting everyone know where they are going on vacation and for how long.

2. Do talk to your neighbors. Funny thing, people will tell the world everything about themselves and their vacations on social networks like facebook and twitter, but won’t tell their neighbors they are going out of town. As your mail and newspapers pile up, a thief can be sure of an empty house and will take their time going through your possessions.

3. Lighting. Thieves prefer to work in the dark. Not having automatic timers for lights inside or outside the house is great for a thief. No outside motion lights allows them to move about undetected. Even better, overgrown shrubs let a thief melt into the darkness and go about their business easily.

4. Unlocked doors and windows. It’s hard to believe, but many people do not lock their doors or windows. Some will actually keep a window open while away! This is an open invitation to steal!

5. Security System. By all means do advertise you own an alarm. Keep your lawn sign and window decals in plain view!

For information call 586-792-2222 or click on www.actnowalarm.com

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