Safe Summer = FunMay 18th, 2015 by Dave Sinclair
Summer Home Security tips
Lazy, hazy days of summer! Summer can often seem to be a more casual time of year but remember burglars don’t take holidays. Here’s a few ideas for home security that can help you stay safe and not become a victim of theft.
Never leave your windows or doors unlocked and open when you aren’t at home. An open window is an engraved invitation to someone seeking to gain entry into your home. Also remember, even if you are home, a burglar might not know it. Do not become a victim of a home invasion. Be smart when selecting which windows in your home you will leave open. If you are tempted to leave your windows open for ventilation while you are out for the day you should use a bar inside your window jam that will prevent the window from opening more than a few inches. Sash pins can be installed in double hung windows that can be used for the same purpose.
Remember that you have valuable items outside your home as well. For instance, tools, ladders, camping equipment, etc. that you keep in your garage or storage shed. Use the same tips for securing outside areas as you do your house. Don’t leave items unattended and doors or gates unlocked when you leave. It’s also a good idea to be mindful of what you leave out in open view. Your home can be the target of a burglar’s surveillance if they are on the hunt for valuable items.
And…don’t forget your car. Do not leave valuables in the car. When the temperature rises it is tempting to leave car windows rolled down. Don’t fall victim to having your belongings stolen from inside your car or worse, maybe even having your entire car stolen. Lock your car doors and only leave your windows down far enough for ventilation. The temperature inside your car can be unbearable on a hot summer day. Even if you roll your windows down for ventilation, remember it is not enough air for pets or children. Children and pets are a treasure – please do not leave them in a car unattended.