Simple Ways of Discouraging Break-Ins

Every homeowner fears burglaries and vandalism. Luckily, there are a number of things

that you can do to ensure the safety of your home, your belongings, and your family.

Here are some of the primary ways that you can avoid burglars and protect your home

from a break-in.

Make Your House Seem Occupied, Even When It Isn’t

Most burglaries are crimes of opportunity, and houses that look unoccupied are the

primary targets. Whenever you leave your house, whether it’s just for a few hours, or a

number of days, make it look like it’s still occupied. Put your lights on timers so that they

turn on at dusk and off at sunrise, and leave a television or radio on. When you leave

town, put a hold on your mail, newspaper subscription, and any other regular deliveries.

Secure All Doors and Windows

Don’t make a burglar’s work easier by leaving doors and windows unsecured. Consult

with a locksmith or lock and security company to determine what the safest way is to

secure all points of entry into your home and garage. A lock and security company can

also advise you on other valuable ways that you can protect your home and avoid

burglars, such as using CCTV systems, access control systems, and making lock repairs

and door repairs.

Keep Valuables in a Safe

If you have any highly valuable or attractive items in your home, such as jewelry, rare

coins, cash, or guns, you should keep them in a security safe, wall safe, or gun safe.

Important documents such as birth certificates, passports, and Social Security cards

should be kept in a fireproof safe. Even if someone does manage to break into your home,

he won’t have access to all of your valuables.

For other tips on how to avoid burglars in Orlando, come see us at Armstrong Lock and

Security Products. We have been providing high-quality home security products and 24-

hour locksmith services to the community since 1929. For more information, visit our

website, or call us today at (407) 434-0191.

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