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How effective are window bars at keeping out burglars?One of the most effective ways to keep a would-be intruder out of your house is to make it hard for him to get in. Installing window bars on your windows—while not foolproof—creates an extra step for a bad guy who’s looking to pull off a quick and easy home burglary. Read full FAQ
Where do most burglars enter homes?In 41 percent of homes with alarms that were burglarized, the security system was not turned on. Source: Temple University See the common entry points
What are the most effective home-security strategies?A home that’s safe enough for your family to sleep in and secure enough to sit empty for months on end while you’re summering elsewhere is one whose construction and parts are sturdy and durable. Here are six changes that will make your house safer.
How can I prevent security-system false alarms?A false alarm occurs when your security system signals your alarm monitoring company that there’s a problem at your house—when there isn’t. That company might call the police, who come to your home for nothing. Learning what causes false alarms is a good first step toward preventing them. Here’s how to prevent false alarms.
Can I add security lighting without raising my energy bill?
Even if you spend a bundle on outdoor security lighting, there’s no need to overspend when you operate it. Energy-efficient security lights conserve electricity, focus light only on the areas you want to illuminate, and attach to timers or sensors so they switch themselves off when they’re not needed. Read full FAQ
Electronic locks, motion detectors can boost securityWhen it comes to home security, your choices range from simple to cyberspace. Those high-quality keyed door locks you have on your home’s doors are a great deterrent to would-be intruders, but there’s so much more you can do to protect your family and property.
For starters, you should arm your windows. My friends in the home security business say the home’s entire “perimeter”—every window and door in the house, even upstairs windows and the garage door—should be locked.
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