Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) October 17, 2008
Bargain Network, a leader in the bargain shopping industry, has some worthwhile tips on preventing home break-ins, burglaries, and other home security problems. Things are tough enough out there already, so having one less worry -- or at least getting some solid tips on how to prevent further in-home woes -- can only be a good thing.
Bargain Network believes that in-home security starts with the owner. Sure, these handy tricks and tips will provide some good ideas, but keeping that "home sweet home" safe and secure starts with personal responsibility and accountability. Taking steps to get educated on in-home protection is time (and money) well spent.
-- Better lock it up. The art of getting something for nothing is the credo for any and all thieves, burglars, and rip-off artists. That's why it pays to lock up all windows and doors throughout any home, condo, or apartment. For the most daring thieves and lowlifes out there, robbing a place when people are actually at home presents quite a challenge; it may even provide a thrill or two. Don't let that happen.
-- Don't blow it. It's no secret that the cleverest thieves are also the most effective ones. Meaning, they've probably already done their homework when they decide which places they feel like robbing. That's why it pays to keep one step ahead of them by ensuring that any outside air conditioning and/or heating units can't be easily removed. To guard against the most brazen and daring thieves, bolt those individual units in place from the inside.
-- Get a new window on the world. Okay, so we're only talking about basement windows, but most homes (especially older ones) have very old (and easy-to-open) ones. Make plans to install heavy-duty basement windows. Burglars hate homeowners who know how to protect themselves. Think about it: To them, security-conscious tenants and homeowners are just plain bad for business.
-- Don't walk on broken glass. When Annie Lennox, formerly of the British pop duo the Eurythmics, released "Walking on Broken Glass" in January 1992, she probably wasn't talking about in-home safety measures but more about the shattered pieces of a broken heart. Whatever the case may be, replacing in-home glass doors with either fiberglass or metal ones just makes good sense. In fact, it could help prevent undo heartbreak at the hands of an opportunistic intruder.
Remembering these timely tips could make things a lot safer at home. After all, having peace of mind and feeling safe and secure at home isn't too much to ask, contends Bargain Network.
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