Installing a security system for your home can be expensive, however there are simple ways that you can burglar-proof your home without breaking the bank. 

Take a look at these quick and easy things you can do to keep your home protected.

  • Never leave spare keys under doormats, mailboxes or on top of the doorframe. Those are the most common places for homeowners to put spare keys; therefore those are the first places that thieves know to look.
  • If you’re leaving your home for an extended period of time, make it look like someone is home. Set timers for your lights or television. Or have a close friend or family member stay in your house while you are away.
  • Never leave a note saying you are away. You might as well write, “Please come rob me. No one is here to stop you.”
  • On the same note, ask a neighbor or friend to collect your mail and newspapers while you are gone. Nothing says empty home like a pile of newspapers at the door.
  • Put a piece of wood or a metal rod along the bottom tracks of windows or sliding doors. This prevents the door/window from opening on the outside.
  • Install motion-sensor lights at the door of your home. Thieves tend to avoid homes with bright lights that draw extra attention to them.
  • Keep your garage door closed, no matter how safe you think your community is.
  • Plan to “self-burglarize” your home. You’ll notice ways that real thieves can get into your house.
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