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Crime Prevention at Home
Follow these easy steps to make your home less appealing to criminals:
Make sure you have sturdy metal or solid wood doors at all entries into your home, and that sliding glass and similar doors are properly secured.
Install and use well-made deadbolt locks (1.5-inch throw or greater) on all exterior doors.
Make sure all exterior doors have wide-angle viewers that can be used by everyone in the house. Install two viewers at different heights if necessary.
Light up entry doors so that you can tell who's there. Motion detector lights, flood lights, or similar lighting can help brighten up the property.
Trim the shrubbery around your doors and windows so crooks don't have a place to hide.
Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your house, give a key to a neighbor that you trust.
Consider an alarm. They can be a good investment, especially if you have valuables in your home.
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