HOME SE­CU­RITY

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO TIGHTEN UP SE­CU­RITY OVER THE HOL­I­DAYS:

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timers for the lights, in­side and out­side. So­lar-pow­ered LED lights are cost­ef­fec­tive be­cause they don’t op­er­ate on elec­tric­ity and are typ­i­cally ac­ti­vated by mo­tion de­tec­tors, though you can set them to switch on and off at spe­cific times.

• Reg­u­larly check that your alarm and elec­tric fenc­ing are work­ing.

• Smart locks are key­less: choose be­tween a ra­dio fre­quency card or PIN code to op­er­ate the lock. It’s for doors that open in­ward only.

• High walls and hedges could help in­trud­ers avoid be­ing seen. Make sure your prop­erty isn’t com­pletely hid­den from view.

• In­stall an anti-lift de­vice on your se­cu­rity gate so it can’t be taken off its rails. Se­cure your gate mo­tor with an antitheft bracket.

• Be smart about who you let into your home: keep a close eye on any­one you hire, and keep valu­ables out of sight.

• Un­col­lected post is a sure sign that no one is home.

Con­sider in­stalling •

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