How to Help Deter Burglars from Your Home

| March 15, 2019

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Burglaries can happen at any time. While you may already lock your doors and windows while you’re away from home, or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail while you’re on vacation, keep these tips in mind to help protect yourself, your family and home year round. Upgrade Your Locks. When choosing locks for your exterior doors, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) says there are three things you should consider: strength, durability and key control. You’ll want a lock that can withstand tampering (such as drilling or pounding), and should look for models labeled with a durability rating of Grade 2 or better and ensure the deadbolt extends at least one inch. Consider using keys that will help prevent others from making copies if they get lost — the NCPC recommends using high-security keys that are protected against unauthorized duplication. While upgrading your locks may provide an additional layer of security, keep in mind that the best locks may not last forever. The NCPC says a Grade 2 lock that is used 10 times per day may last for only five years

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