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How Do Criminals Get Inside: Classic Security Mistakes

Reports and the statistics show us that people keep repeating the same security mistakes; over and over and we’d really like it to stop. Believe me – if you’ve experienced crime first hand, you’ll know that it’s not nice so let’s stop being easy targets and put the bad guys out of business!

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Here’s a round-up of the classic security mistakes that happen way too often.

Why do we keep leaving windows open?
It’s hard to know which occurs more frequently, the open window or the unlocked door. Both happen all the time. This can be a costly security mistake.
If you do like to leave your windows open, make sure you install a steady, reliable set of burglar bars!

Why don’t we lock our doors?
The number of intruders who enter homes through unlocked doors is frightening and it’s often at night and this makes it a doubly dangerous security mistake with the possibility of confrontation.

Don’t give crooks the tools
Another security mistake; ladders, garden tools, even patio furniture can be used to get inside. Heavy items can be used by thieves to gain access
Instead of leaving these potential tools lying around, lock them up in a secure shed.

Forgetting to lock the garage doors
If you don’t have a manual lock fitted to your garage door, you can use a c-clamp tightened down on each side of the door track to effectively “lock” down the door.

Other recommendations include having a current inventory of your possessions and we also suggest activating location services on Apple products and GPS location functions.
But the bottom line is for the very best protection and security for your home, your loved ones and peace-of-mind – make sure you’re always aware and never make these common security mistakes!