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Preventing burglaries requires more than locks and alarms - Tips from your local Cloverdale Realtors

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Blog by Bettina Reid | September 25th, 2013

  1. Burglar

    Preventing burglaries requires more than locks and alarms

    There's no doubt about it. If you want to keep your home safe from break- ins, you should have good locks an all doors and windows. An alarm system is also a good idea.

    But home security doesn't end with locks and alarms. There are other less obvious ways to keep your home safe. For example:

    • Install exterior lights with a motion detection feature. A light suddenly going on will almost always send a potential intruder away.

    • Look for – and if possible eliminate – spots around your property where someone can hide.

    • Always have some lights on in your home when you're away for an evening.

    • Never announce that you're on vacation or otherwise away from your home on social media sites. (Also ask your kids not to do this!)

    • Don't leave tempting valuables where they can be easily seen through a window.

      In addition to good locking systems on doors and windows, simple precautions like these will significantly lower the risk of a break-in.