Secure Access For First Responders™, LLC
Secure Access For First Responders™, LLC(SAFFR™)
21 Cuenca Cir.
Hot Springs Village, AR 7190
Home Security Hints
Lush hedges can provide cover for a burglar jimmying his way in. Nearby trees, too, can be used by a second-story man if the branches abut your windows. Keep vegetation trimmed low, and consider installing thorny plants close to the house to thwart thieves.
A mirror in the entryway lets you assess your look before heading out the door. But check its position from your front windows. Can you see the reflection of your alarm system? If so, would-be intruders can too—and they’ll know at a glance if you neglected to arm it when you dashed out on an errand.
Here’s another entryway no-no: that bowl or basket where everyone tosses keys, wallets, phones, and the like. Sure, you’ll know where they are—but so will a burglar. The best place for car keys is beside your bed. If you wake up to noises that sound like someone breaking in, hit the alarm on the fob to scare the scoundrel away.
No one likes to get locked out, but a spare key stashed under a rock or above the door frame is bound to be discovered. Even the dumbest bad guy learns where homeowners store that extra set. Use a Key Safe.
The sound of breaking glass doesn't provide much of a deterrent to burglars, but if your window security is lax, they can come and go without ever making a sound. Criminals often find a way into your home prior to breaking in, i.e. part of a cleaning or repair crew; as they simply unlock a back window for easy access later. So, routinely check windows to make sure they’re latched. Easy-to-access basement windows can be barred with a metal grate. Remember, too, that curtains or shades keep big-ticket items hidden; if a crook can’t see your goodies, he’s likely to try a house that has them on display.
You might keep the deadbolt locked on the front door at all times, but what about the back door off the deck? Or maybe you leave the garage door wide open during the afternoons? Be as conscientious about your less-used entrances as you are with your main one.
You think hiding valuables among your unmentionables is a good idea—and so do thieves. Ditto for your nightstand and underneath the mattress. Smarter stashing places for jewelry, cash, and other small precious items include the attic, basement, kids’ rooms, kitchen pantry, or even the broom closet.
When you’re out of town, have a neighbor pick up your mail and stop newspaper delivery so thieves won’t see them piling up. Don’t post your far-off whereabouts all over social media! All a burglar has to do is look up your address, then leisurely help himself, knowing you won’t be back from Cancun till Sunday. Share your comings and goings only with people you trust.
An enterprising crook will stack patio furniture, then scale it to get into an upstairs window. If you leave your ladder lying around, you make it even easier for him. Garden tools belong in a locked container, lest the local bad guy use them to break in. To be extra careful (and crafty!), coat metal drainpipes with petroleum jelly or clear automotive grease to make them shimmy-resistant. (Source – MSN Lifestyle 8-27-2015)
If you park your car in your driveway – LOCK IT. It probably has your garage door remote opener in it and it only takes a bad guy a few seconds to grab it and return at his convenience to open the garage door and enter the home. If you park in the driveway at night, take the remote into the house with you. If you have a security lock button on your garage door, always lock it at night and even in the day. If you have a door from the garage to the house, always lock it at night and when away from home. If you have a service door to the garage, always lock it at night and when away from home. (Source–Secure Access For First Responders, LLC™)