There are several things you need to consider in order to have the best security for your home. The primary result you want to achieve is to make your home unattractive to a burglar. Take a walk across the street and observe your home the way a burglar would.
Are there a lot of high shrubs concealing windows? Can you see any open windows? Is there a missing storm window or screen? Is the home and yard dark at night when approached?
If you answer Yes to any of the above questions you may be at risk.
Shrubs should be trimmed so that they are not taller than the bottom of a window. Windows should be closed and locked to prevent entry by the thief. A dark yard and house let a burglar get close enough to work at gaining entry. You might consider installing motion sensitive exterior lights to eliminate this problem.
The next line of defense for your home is the lock on the door. You should determine the quality of your hardware and its operation. Take a look at our high security lock page to understand more about different kinds of hardware.
Fire can also be a thief if you keep any valuables or important papers in the home. If you can't keep them in a safe deposit box at the bank, you may want to consider getting a safe. If you have firearms in the house always keep them safely locked away and unloaded.
We offer a variety of security services ranging from automotive transponder key duplication to high security locking systems and complex master keying. We also offer some general safety guidelines. Take a look at our other pages for some more security tips.