Pretend you’re a burglar who’s scoping out your neighborhood. Look for any feature of your property that offers opportunities to an intruder. For example, a ladder left outdoors offers potential access to second-floor windows. Leaving your garage door open while you do yard work can also tempt criminals.
Make sure all potential entry points to your house are well-lit. These points include doors, windows on the main floor and basement windows.
Regular incandescent lights mounted on a wall or pole work well for many homeowners. Both are energy efficient and illuminate a larger area than incandescent bulbs.
Check your exterior doors. Those made of solid metal or wood offer the most security. A skilled burglar could easily kick in this door. Replace it with a solid door. Also, consider replacing any door with a lot of glass on it.
Next, consider door locks. Deadbolt locks offer the greatest protection. They come in two types: A single-cylinder deadbolt operates with a key from the outside and a thumb turn from the inside. Double-cylinder deadbolts operate with keys from both sides. Deadbolts with double cylinders offer an advantage when there’s glass in or near a door. If burglars break the glass to enter your home, they won’t be able to turn the deadbolt with their hand to open the door.
So how do we take precaution: Get in touch with your local locksmith service provider.