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Three Habits of Burglar-Proof Homes

adt miami home lockBurglar proofing your home is perhaps easier said than done. Make no mistake, if you have never taken one step towards deterring burglars it is just a matter of time before one of them tries to take advantage of an easy situation. Not trying to sound dire, but there is no shortage of burglars, home invaders, and thieves in every part of the United States. Instead, protect yourself and your home from these dregs of society. Below are three habits of individuals who strive to burglarize their home.

1. Never, under any circumstances, believe that you cannot become a victim. Burglars have a way of striking when you a) least expect it, and b) at the worst possible time. Burglars are smart in that they go for easy targets which allow them the least amount of exposure. With this in mind, you must always stay vigilant in the fact there is someone, somewhere, who would love to steal your belongings. Again, it sounds pretty dire, but this is the hard truth of the world we live in.

2. With vigilance in mind, always be on the lookout for something that does not quite seem right. Burglars are not the stereotypical masked marauders with striped shirts lurking in the shadows. Staying vigilant means watching for strange occurrences and communicating with your neighbors. Sometimes a nosey neighbor can have its advantages when giving you the latest “scoop” on the neighborhood.

3. Always keep in mind; door locks are only designed to keep people honest. Unethical people have no problem with kicking in doors and windows to get what they came for. Always be sure your locks are in proper working order. Next time you are in a home goods store take a stroll down the door lock aisle and find the make and model of lock you have installed on your home. Would you be surprised if you found your exact door lock selling for $20? Now, base your security level off of the most important security feature of your entire home. Does your peace of mind only cost $20?

Daunting, isn’t it? As you probably already know, Miami is not exactly crime free. If after reading this you have no idea where to start, don’t be alarmed. You are not alone in these regards and there is a way to protect yourself. Make a call to home security expert who specializes in ADT alarm systems. They can get you started and can turn your house into a safe and secure home which will provide protection for years to come.

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