Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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We talk a lot about fancy home security systems and home video surveillance around here, but it’s important to remember the basics when you’re protecting your family and your house. Sturdy school lockers go a long ways in fortifying your home. Most thieves are looking for the easy way in, and if they see you’ve done a good job on the doors, they’re likely to choose another target. For exterior house doors, choose solid hardwood or steel doors with peep holes (glass windows can be broken, and hollow-core doors are easier to kick down). Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.

If you’ve got glass panes near the door, consider installing a double-cylinder deadbolt. A keyed entry on both sides keeps burglars from breaking the glass, reaching inside, and opening the door. Another potential weakness, storage lockers are often poorly secured. Since an attached garage offers entry the house, it’s important not to overlook the doors here.

Don’t rely on an automatic gym lockers opener for your sole source of security. Instead install a separate keyed locked. If you’re going to be gone overnight, use a padlock and hasp to secure the door leading from the garage into the house. For extend trips away from home, you may also want to consider a padlock through the garage door track just above one of the rollers.

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