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15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary

15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary

Use these tips to help secure your home and protect your family from intruders:

  • Always double check to make sure that your windows and doors are locked, especially, if you have a teenager(who thinks that you don’t know that they are sneaking out of the house at night).  Do check the windows and doors before you leave home and before you go to bed at night.
  • A dog  can help alert you that strangers are around.  They also can help protect your home and yard from intruders, especially, a dog that likes to bark.  A constant barking dog is a great way to draw the attention of you or your neighbors.  Adding a beware of dog sign on your fence can help protect your back yard.  While out of town, only allow people who you trust to come inside of your home to care for your pets.
  • Never hide a key to your house under a mat or where someone can potentially find it.
  • Do participate in a neighborhood watch groups and have signs installed in your neighborhood.
  • Do call the police if you see something that is out of place or doesn’t seem right.
  • Planting thorny bushes or cactus plants under windows can deter thieves from these potential point of entries into your home.
  • Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed back to prevent thieves from finding a hiding place on your property.
  • Always lock the door when you leave your home, even if it is for a short period of time.
  • If you have a garage door opener that has a keypad, do choose a code that isn’t easy to guess and change it frequently to avoid worn keys that would give away your password.
  • Hide or lock up ladders and tools so that thieves don’t use them to get into your home.
  • Never open the door to a stranger who wants to use your phone.  Instead, you make the phone call for them.
  • Do take pictures and record serial numbers on all of your valuables such as computers, televisions, dvd players, ect.
  • Keep you purse, wallets, money jars, and other valuables out of plain site.  If possible, lock them up in a safe deposit box.
  • Install dead bolt locks on all exterior doors.
  • Install or replace any broken window locks.

How do you protect your home and family from burglary?


15 responses to “15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary”

  1. Kristl Story Avatar

    Worn numbers on keypads and storing ladders outside…guilty! Thanks for the friendly reminder that I need to tend to these issues!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Your welcome Kristi, glad that my post reminded you to take care of these important tasks.

  2. Carla J Gardiner Avatar

    These are great safety tips for year round protection of our families and home.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, Carla these tips can be use year round to protect your home and family.

  3. Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club Avatar

    I always have my alarm set even when I’m home. I also pull into the garage with groceries, close the door, and unload to the house from within. I had a bit of a scare with being home alone, and having to be ready with a gun with a possible intruder a few months back, so I’m extremely cautious about security.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Wow Courtney that is scary. I remember my grandmother being inside of her house with the alarm set while someone was outside her home peeping in on her. She said that she crawled to the back bedroom and called the police.

  4. Dominique Goh Avatar

    great tips on protecting the house. One cannot be too lax in this.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree thank you for reading my tips.

  5. Christina Avatar

    Living is a small town when crime is almost non existent, we are so bad about locking windows and doors. This is a great reminder of the little things we should be doing!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Small towns are fairly close knit and people watch after each other more often. However, it is possible for someone who doesn’t live in the area to come invade your town. Never can be too careful.

  6. Pat Moon Avatar

    Our house was burglarized once. It makes one feel so violated. Now we have a monitored security system plus cameras. Great tips.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Pat my parents house was burglarized when I was a child. My room was the only room that they didn’t touch and they even stole my brother’s pillow case for all their loot. It was an eerie feeling as a child to be in the house for a few days after it happened. After that my parents purchased an alarm system and have had one every sense.

  7. Lichfield locksmiths Avatar

    Great run down – I’m glad you mentioned dead bolts as many forget to have these installed. We also suggested that customers keep keys out of site and don’t have any keyrings which can give away their address.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Great tip, thank you for sharing.

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