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4 Tips to Keep Entrances & Exits Safe

Increase your home security’s effectiveness

In addition to a security system installation and professional central station monitoring from PASS Security, there are other things you can do to keep doors, windows and other potential areas of breaches secure in and around your home. The truth of the matter is that no matter what safeguards are taken, a determined burglar will be able to break in. But there are things you can do in addition to a monitored alarm system to get them to give up, because they know there’s too much time involved and they always want an easy in and out scenario. Professional security is all about the layered approach—putting various levels of security in place so that the burglar decides to leave the protected premises and your home behind.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, most burglars used these methods to gain entrance to the home:

  • Garage—9%
  • Back door—22%
  • First floor windows—23%
  • Front door—23%

In fact, most burglaries are still through unlocked doors and windows, so that’s your first line of defense. Here are four quick tips to make your home safer:

  1. Make sure doors and windows are locked and alarms are turned on.
  2. Consider the locking devices on your doors—make sure you have deadbolts in addition to traditional locks, as well as keypad or even biometric (fingerprint) locks.
  3. Have double-paned windows with screens on all windows to lessen the likelihood of burglars trying to smash the glass to gain entrance.