There’s nothing more important in life than family. We are all concerned about intruders entering our homes and go to great lengths to ensure our family’s safety. Money is no object!
Well, here is an inexpensive bit of advice that one dad gave to his daughter that has stuck with her ever since.
My dad gave me this advice a long time ago when I moved into my first apartment. He even came out and changed the screws for me as soon as I moved in. Someone else recently posted about it and I thought I would share!
A good home security tip that you may have never thought about…. Most contractors install the plates with the supplied screws which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar. He installed 4 inch screws in their place that go through the door frame and into the framing of the house. They can kick for a long time before they get tired! You can see in the picture the screw in his hand is the screw supplied with the door hardware. Making a burglar make a bunch of noise and be foiled in their initial plan can not only give you time to arm yourself but they will most likely move on to an easier target.
IJReview adds this:
Here are some other helpful tips from a former criminal, Michael Fraser, in thwarting burglary attempts at your home:
- “Never leave your keys under flower pots, bricks or mats — these are the first places a burglar will look, especially if it appears such places have been disturbed.”
- “Photograph valuable items in your home and take a note of their serial numbers. Should you be burgled it helps with remembering items that have been taken and could help recover them.”
- “Don’t just leave the bathroom light on, as many burglars feel confident enough to enter if they think the owner is taking a bath or shower.”
According to the most recent FBI data from 2010, more than 60 percent of all burglaries involved forcible entries, with over 30 percent considered ‘unlawful,’ meaning they didn’t require force to break in.
This all great advice. Stay locked and loaded my friends.
Stay safe and God bless!
BY DEAN James