There are some ways that you can help to improve the security of your home, and often for very little cost.
A few quick tips:
- Exchange the screws in the strikeplate of your door locks with 3 inch or longer screws.
- Remove large landscaping or other features that can screen a burglar trying to get in your doors/ windows.
- Keep exterior lights on.
- Keep exterior doors locked and if possible install a deadbolt.
- Don’t place large screen TVs or other potentially attractive items where they can clearly be seen by criminals casing your house.
We’ve gathered some resources on home security for you below:
Home Safety and Security links compiled by HomeAdvisor.com
8 Steps to better home security from HomeAdvisor.com
Safety Resources from SafeWise.com