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Five ways to improve the security of your home

You have probably seen the news reports of the uptick in crime as police officers walk off the job. Or maybe you live in an area where unrest and unruly mobs are a threat.

Here are five things you can do to improve the security of your home:

1 – Secure Your Doors

Doors are the entry point of your home, and are often the first target of a burglar. To prevent unwanted visitors, always keep your doors locked—even when you’re at home. Install peepholes, deadbolts and security chains on your doors for added protection.

Multiple locking mechanisms make it more difficult for an intruder to kick the door open. Hinge bolts also provide an extra degree of security.

An often-overlooked way of securing your doors is asking for the identity of anyone that knocks or rings the doorbell. Instead of smashing their way in, some attackers will simply be polite and wait for the door to open for them.

2 – Protect Your Windows

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