Home Security

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

Tips to target harden your home

Many folks are concerned about home security but do not take the simple low cost, “low hanging fruit” measures that can make a measurable difference.

We put together 18 home security tips that can be done easily, check them out:

18 Home Security Tips

  1. Lock doors and windows (sliding doors – insert bar).
  2. Install quality deadbolts.
  3. Ensure that all first floor windows have working locks.
  4. Do not open the door to people you do not know (this includes doubts about utility workers – call police if in doubt).
  5. Remove “ladders” around your windows.
  6. Install a peephole in your door.
  7. Play “burglar” with your own home. Walk around it to look for vulnerable entry locations.
  8. Draw shades and/or curtains at night.
  9. If possible move valuables out of street-sight.
  10. Automatic motion floodlights are great!
  11. Keep lights at the doors on at night.If a light is out and someone knocks … be aware.
  12. Consider alarm systems / “Alarm stickers”.
  13. Ensure your house number is clearly visible and easily seen for responding emergency services.
  14. Answering machine messages (use “we” and not names or numbers).
  15. Bathroom light and radio left on.
  16. Have a vacation plan (ie; mail, auto light timers, trash, etc.).
  17. Never leave notes or messages on doors for delivery people.
  18. Have a plan for emergencies and practice them.
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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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