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Security Tips

 
A house holds a lot of valuable items. Most importantly, it holds you and your family. If you are looking to beef up the security system in and around your home, here are 10 tips provided by DIY Network:

1) A knob lock is not enough. Top locks and deadbolts are much more secure.
2) A heavy-duty lock on a light-duty door does not work. Door strength is important.
3) A dead lock with a throw bolt is effective.
4) Dogs of dog-imitating alarms ward off intruders.
5) Motion sensors scare criminals.
6) Internet-based security camera systems are great tools.
7) Get a safe to store valuables in.
8) Secondary locks (Such as deadbolts on the interior) are important.
9) Alarms scare people away.
10) Do not obstruct your windows with bushes or shrubs. They will help a burglar go unseen.

If you have any home security tips of your own, please add them to the comments section. Even the smallest of steps can drastically improve a home’s security.



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The bushes you do have by a window

10/29/2008 01:07 PM Handyman

Make sure they have sharp pointy thorns

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Motion sensing lights

10/30/2008 03:18 PM jyorkie

Motion sensing lights are great because they turn on a light and make it harder to hide. I recommend installing that with some motion sensors inside the house. Check out http://www.homesecurityadvice.com for more tips.

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Vacation Tips

10/30/2008 06:38 PM 697295a

And if you go on vacation, remember to have a friend pick up your newspaper or have it temporarily stopped while you are away.

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Lights

10/30/2008 06:39 PM 697295a

And having timers for lights inside the house will work well while on vacation.

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security

05/04/2012 06:24 PM bluetortoise24

a wireless home security system is the way to go. Real easy to install, and often inexpensive, you can even move them from property to property easily. i found http://simplisafe.com and i couldnt be happier. Monitoring is only $15 a month!

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