- Lock your doors and windows – Most people are good about locking up when they leave their home, but it’s important to lock your home up even when you are at home. Even if you are a 6 ft. 4 inch ex-linebacker who could take down anyone that might come in uninvited, because if that uninvited guest has a gun… it doesn’t really matter how big you are. To make your home more safe, lock those doors and windows.
- Stop hiding the key under the mat! – Everyone hides the key under the mat and it’s probably the first place a burglar would check to access the house. Be creative and find a trickier spot to hide the spare key or use a key pad to allow you into your garage.
- Keep the exterior of your home well lit – The harder you make it for a burglar to sneak around your home at night, the less likely they will target your home. Using lights outside will make your home more safe for you and your family.
- Park your vehicles in the garage – Especially if you have nice vehicles. A burglar might not necessarily target your vehicle to steal, but they might target your home based on the fancy sports car in the driveway.
- Install a home security system – Home security systems are very affordable these days, and there is no real excuse not to have one installed. Even if you don’t have one installed, put a home security system sign in your yard or a sticker on you window!
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“Stop hiding the key under the mat! – Everyone hides the key under the mat and it’s probably the first place a burglar would check. Be creative and find a trickier spot to hide the spare key.”
As far as my Mum was concerned, this would be the last person a burglar would look because it was so obvious. This might actually be true were it not for the fact that the reason it’s obvious is because a lot of people still do it, not because a lot of people used to do it. We have a keyless lock now so it doesn’t matter. At least not until she decides that taping the passcode under the window sill is a good idea….
Something else that’s worth considering is to find something pretty to plant under your windows, something that just happens to have a number of thorns. A rose bush for example. Of course, it’s not going to put off the very determined burglar but the opportunist is surely going to go for a house that doesn’t involve getting into a fight with something prickly.