You can't always be home to protect your possessions from burglary. Learning about home security will help to ensure that you take the necessary measures needed to keep your home safe. Everyone has to take different safety measures depending on the specifics of their homes. For example, not all homes have sliding glass doors, but if yours does, you will want to make sure it is burglar proof.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Broom handle or wood stick
- Motion sensor
Lock the sliding glass door when not in use. Place a broom handle or wooden stick in the sliding glass door's track. Lay it flat. If the burglar tries to open the door, it won't move because the piece of wood is wedged in the track.
Install a motion sensor near the sliding glass door. If a burglar comes near the door, the motion sensor will turn on a light. The burglar may think you are home and run away.
Pull the sliding glass door curtain across the door so burglars cannot see inside. They are more likely to choose your house to rob if they can see you are not home.
Tips and warnings
- Place only your house number on the mailbox. Burglars can call 411 to access your phone number if your name is on the mailbox.
- If you live in an area with a higher crime rate, it may be worth it to add a deadbolt lock to your sliding glass door.
- Never hide the keys to your sliding door outside. It is common practice, so burglars have begun to look for the keys to gain easy access.
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