You probably don't like to think about crime,
especially when it comes to your own home
and neighborhood. But no matter where you
live, your income or your lifestyle, crime
is a fact of life. That doesn't mean you're
defenseless, though. Put the following tips
into action along with a National Alarm Security
system and your home and neighborhood will
be safer and more secure.
Leave your outside lights on at night. If
your neighborhood is dimly lit, ask your municipal
authorities to add streetlights or replace
existing bulbs with ones of higher wattage.
Leave one or two lamps on inside your house
when you're not at home.
Reliable dead-bolt door locks and sturdy window
latches help prevent break-ins.
Tall hedges provide hiding places for would-be
burglars. Keep yours trimmed so that they're
no higher than your windowsills.
Peepholes with magnifying lenses let you see
who's at your door - without opening it.
Never leave notes on your door, even when
you're at home.
Permanently mark your valuables to make it
easier for the police to return them to you
if they are stolen. Social Security numbers
and driver's license numbers with a state
abbreviation work best. Keep a record of marked
Tune the stereo or TV to your favorite station
when you leave the house. To a burglar it
means that someone's home.
Close and lock garage doors to protect valuables
stored there and to prevent access to your
in the driveway
Park an additional car in your driveway or
ask a neighbor to park there. It gives the
appearance that someone's always home and
prevents burglars from backing a van into
the drive for easy loading.Be careful with
If you leave a spare key outside, be creative.
Burglars routinely check under flowerpots
and welcome mats and on window ledges.
your home watched while you're away
Ask a neighbor to collect newspapers and mail
when you're away. If you'll be gone for an
extended period, hire someone to take care
of your lawn or even to housesit. Most important,
make sure your neighbors know when you will
leave and when you will return.
Team up with your neighbors and form a crime
watch program. Your local police can help
you get started.
a National Alarm Home Security system
National Alarm's systems are easy to use and
provide you with an added sense of safety
- without limiting your freedom while you're
your local police or your neighborhood watch
group for more safety tips
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