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If you want to pick up a few great tips for improving your home security, you’ve landed on the right page. It’s not easy making such important decisions especially if  that costs so much money. If you want to make a sound decision, you’ve got to have all the right information. Lets take a look at some of the fundamental requirements to making your house secure.  The video below is well worth watching, you will be horrified at some of the statistics that she quotes.

If your alarm is faulty and goes off at random times, get it fixed. Tell your neighbors once it is working properly. The reason for this is that your neighbors will start ignoring an alarm that goes off for no reason and it will be helpful if they know your alarm is in working condition.

If you have an attached garage, make sure it is secure. A common concern expressed among homeowners is that someone might enter their garage and use that as an entrance to their home. There is a solution, however. If your garage lifts up on a track, try using a C-clamp. This will prevent your door from opening up if the clamp is close to its roller. Get your garage clean. Homeowners often use their garage for storage, filling it so full that you can no longer fit a car in. Parking your car in the garage can foil potential thieves in several ways. First of all, they will not be able to break into your car. Additionally, when your car is hidden away in the garage, it is harder to track whether you are actually home or not.

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If you are going to be away from your home for an extended period of time, give people the illusion that someone is there. Leave a TV, radio or light on, so burglars will skip over your home when they are on the hunt for a house to break into.

You should install heavy drapes and keep them closed in rooms where you have a lot of expensive equipment. If you have an expensive computer, television or stereo system, showing them off through a window is akin to advertising. You are giving thieves an inventory of what is inside your home.

Walk out to the street and then turn back to your home. What can you see through the windows? Is there anything valuable in view? If so, you need to move the objects out of sight. They simply give burglars a reason to target your home. If relocating the objects isn’t a possibility, invest in shades or curtains to obscure them from view.

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