Halloween is just around the corner and while most of us are looking forward to the darling trick or treaters, there are real ghosts and goblins looking for more than candy. This is why October is #NationalCrimePreventionMonth. Take the proper measures to protect your home from crime.
Lock Up. If you’re one of those that tend to forget to lock the house upon leaving, it might be time to invest in a smart lock that automatically locks your door after a designated period of time. For windows, install window stops, which allow the window to open only a few inches — not enough space for a crook to squeeze through if you forget to latch them.
Lighten Up. Even though most break-ins occur during the day, you shouldn’t rule out nighttime as a possibility. Install motion-sensor lighting around the front, back, and sides of your home to leave no opportunity for bad guys to hide in the shadows.
Be smart with your landscape. Walkways and entrances with overgrown bushes and hedges provide an easy hiding spot, creating a more desirable target. Minimize the temptation by keeping shrubs trimmed to no more than 3 feet tall.
Become acquainted with your neighbors. A good neighbor can keep a lookout for suspicious things while you’re away, and vice versa. For more peace of mind, join the neighborhood watch program. These types of programs connect you with local residents who are on the lookout for suspicious activity, reporting anything uncertain to the authorities.
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