Making Your Home More Secure

Whether you’re a first time homeowner, or simply facing challenges with maintaining your home, here’s a tip that can help.

Your home is one of your biggest investments, so protecting it from break-ins is a vital concern for most homeowners. Here are a few simple things you can do to help keep your home safe.

  • Keep all bushes trimmed so no windows are blocked. Overgrown landscaping provides a cover for any would-be thieves.
  • Install motion-activated sensors on exterior flood lights. If possible, include these lights on each corner of your home.
  • Install a quality deadbolt on all exterior doors along with an anti-kick shield, because most break-ins occur at doors, not windows.
  • Whenever you are away for several days, use automatic timers or an online monitoring service to randomly turn on your lights to give the appearance of someone being home.

This first time homeowner tip brought to you by Schlage, real security sets you free.


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