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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
- Motion detector lights
- A locksmith
- A security alarm system
- A safety deposit box or home safe
- An engraving pen
- A trusted neighbor
- Bolts or wooden dowels (optional)
Eliminate burglar hiding places
Clear bushes and shrubs near your house, except for those with thorns. Install motion detector lighting near doors and windows.
Secure all locks
Secure locks on windows and doors. Hire a locksmith to install additional locks on windows and deadbolt locks on doors.
Install security alarm system
Install a security alarm system.
Secure valuables by renting a bank safety deposit box or installing a quality home safe.
Mark valuables with engraving pen
Mark valuables with an engraving pen. Use a unique and safe identifier like a driver’s license number.
Ask trusted neighbor for help
When you're out of town ask a neighbor to pick up mail and newspapers; shovel snow or mow grass; and put garbage cans out and back in on collection day.
Take common sense precautions
Don’t tell strangers about your daily routines or valuables in your home. Position all valuables away from windows.