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Don't wait until you're burglarized or suffer a home invasion to check out the home security and safety advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A dog
- Motion detector lights
- A security system
- Strong doors
- Impact-resistant doors and windows
- A wooden dowel
Get a dog
Get a dog. Even small dogs will bark and create noise that a burglar will want to avoid.
Install motion detectors
Install motion detector lights outside of your home.
Install security system
Install a security system that suits your needs and budget.
Install strong doors
Install strong doors and make sure they are properly mounted with the hinges inside.
Install impact-resistant glass
Install impact-resistant glass on all doors and windows.
Be a good neighbor
Maintain good relationships with your neighbors and ask them to pick up newspapers and flyers when you are away.
Use your police department resources
Use resources available at your police department, such as information on burglary prevention and advice about what to do in your neighborhood.