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Top Home Safety Tips

Blog | 22 August 2016

As a homeowner, you are likely keenly aware of how vulnerable your house can be to a break-in. Any points of entry, such as windows and doors, and knowledge that the house is unoccupied and unsecured, presents a tantalizing opportunity to a thief. So, in order to make your house look like just too much of a risk for a burglar, consider adopting the following measures: Believe it or not, a mail slot in the door actually weakens it, because it goes against the wood grain, and that makes it easier to kick in. Get a regular mailbox, or place the mail slot near the bottom of the front door. Thorny, dense shrubbery beneath ground-floor windows prevents this route from becoming an easy path for a burglar. Don’t store wood piles or anything that can be stepped onto near the house. These can easily be used by intruders to gain access to a window. You probably already know about the importance of having someone pick up your mail and newspapers when the family is away. Piled...

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