- Ensure all exterior doors and windows are sufficiently strong to withstand an attack.
- Ensure hinges on exterior doors are either not accessible from the outside or modified so that they don’t represent an easy means of access.
- Install dead bolts or equivalent locks on all doors.
- Secure sliding glass doors.
- Lock and secure garage doors.
- Install burglar resistant glazing materials on basement and ground floor windows and on door windows that can be reached and opened (within 40 inches or one meter), should the door glass or any adjacent window be broken.
- Lock service accesses such as milk boxes, or cat/dog entrances that are small enough for entry.
- Install exterior lighting at all entry points.
- Fit all windows with security pins or nails or other reliable latching devices.
- Install a wide-angle peep hole in all exterior doors.
- If you have burglar bars installed on any windows, equip them with quick release devices so people can get out easily in case of fire.
- Do not hid extra keys under a mats or flowerpots.
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