Protecting your home against crime Posts

Protecting your home against crime

Although the U.S. Department of Justice cites a 20-year decline (since 1973) in the rate of property crimes nationally, law-enforcement experts still urge residents to take home security precautions rather than rely on optimistic statistics to keep family and property safe. Burglary and theft are crimes of opportunity, so the more difficult you make getting into your home, the more likely it is that a burglar will go elsewhere. Keep in mind that burglars don’t want to be seen while…

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How to protect your home from a flood  Posts

How to protect your home from a flood

Before a Flood One of the most important things you can do to protect your home, particularly if the area in which you live is prone to flooding, is to purchase adequate flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) guarantees coverage and is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Don’t wait until a flood is imminent to purchase flood insurance. FEMA also suggests that you move appliances or anything of value out of the basement if you…

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Using locks to protect yourself against home burglary  Posts

Using locks to protect yourself against home burglary

Door Locks Install strong locks and bolts on all exterior doors, since doors are particularly vulnerable to burglars. Older, worn locks should be replaced with newer, higher-quality units. If you are an apartment dweller, it is imperative that you change the lock/cylinder since you have no idea who might have access to the key. The front door needs a strong lock, particularly for periods when you are not at home and it will not be bolted from inside. Back and…

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How to protect your home from earthquake damage

Your emergency plan should include what the family will do in the event of an earthquake. The plan should include the location of a safe place to seek shelter in every room of the house or apartment, perhaps under a sturdy table or desk, and away from windows or tall objects that may topple over. If you are buying a house, have it evaluated by an architect or building engineer for its ability to withstand an earthquake. Most existing houses…

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Security door locks

Home security is an important concern for families at home and the risk of a break-in at home is greater than ever these days. It is therefore very important that homeowners take the necessary steps to ensure that their family and property is secure. Thus to begin your home security, it is important to ensure that the front door locks that you have placed does its job well. Your home security door lock should be well-constructed, made out of the…

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Home security solution

Home Security is something that should be of important concern to you as a homeowner. Although there are many homeowners already have home security systems installed in their houses, there are still those who are skeptical about having one in their homes. I cannot understand the attitude of such homeowners because there are probably a thousand reasons why you should invest in a home security system. There have many reported cases of failed life attempts because of home security systems….

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