Winter Security Check List

12/3/2015

Ok, you were dormant for the winter months and it’s time to spruce up the house and grounds. This is also a good time to check out your security measures.

Start with trimming those high bushes around your home. It makes for a good hiding place for an intruder or attacker. They should not be any higher than your window sills.

Don’t hide a key outside of the house. It will be found especially if you have a child coming home from school. A person can follow the school bus and watch where the child locates the key. You might get an unwanted visitor the next day. Instead, consider installing electronic locks with passcodes or Deadbolts that are controllable from smart devices.

Again, some of the best measures to stop a possible home break in is a well-manicured yard. Thieves know that when a yard looks good the owner has pride in his home and probably good security measures as well.

Check all the door and window locks. Yes, even the second story windows. You might not leave a ladder out in your yard but a neighbor might. It’s not a good idea to leave second story windows open when you are not at home.

Check all security lights. Remember, don’t leave the front porch light on during the day. Burglars know that you are away and you leave the light on when you return after dark. It’s best to have a dawn-to-dusk light or a motion sensor light.

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