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Idaho Falls, ID. 83401

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Salt Lake City, UT. 84104

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St George, UT. 84770

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Peak Alarm Company, Inc.
1534 S Gladiola Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
(800) 444-7231

Email: sales@peakalarm.com

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

How to Protect Your Home While You are Away…

Burglars hit a house, apartment, or condominium every ten seconds. But if the burglar picks your place instead of the one next door, you probably helped invite him there. He looks for what the police call “targets of opportunity”.

To protect yourself, make your home look occupied when you’re away. Chances are the thief will pass it up for an easier target. Also, look into making a reasonable investment in good locks, outdoor lights, and an alarm system. It will pay off in security and peace of mind. Here are some specific measures you can take.

  • Keep garage door closed and locked. This helps protect any valuable property you store in the garage and prevents access to interior doors. Electric doors should be disconnected and, if practical, consider padlocks on the garage door tracks.

  • Have your lawn taken care of. Dry, uncut grass and build-up of excessive leaves and debris says you’re away.

  • Display “Beware” signs. If you have a dog or an alarm system, put up signs that say you do. They deter thieves.

  • Ask for police patrol. When you’ll be gone for an extended time, ask the police to check your home periodically. And be a good neighbor. If you see unfamiliar or suspicious activity, call the police.

  • Consult a good locksmith. Different kinds of doors and windows require different kinds of locks. Deadbolt locks are recommended.

  • Don’t keep expensive jewelry at home. Keep it, along with other small valuables and important documents, in a safe deposit box.

  • Light the outside of your house. Use automatic light sensors near doors and the rear of the house where thieves do most of their work.

  • Secure patio doors. A steel rod in the door channel can work. A pin-type lock or a key lock is better. Additionally, secure two or three screws in the overhead track to reduce the chance of lifting the doors out of the track.

  • Ask a neighbor to use your garbage cans. An empty garbage can is a tip-off that you’re away.

  • Keep shrubbery trimmed. Thick, tall shrubbery provides cover for a burglar that lets him work undetected.
  • Leave interior lights on. It’s best to use automatic timers to light different rooms at designated times.

  • Leave a radio on. It says someone’s home. If you have a volume adjustment on your telephone bell, turn it to the lowest level.

  • Leave drapes and shades open. When they’re closed, they’re a sign of an unoccupied home.

  • Park a car in your driveway. If you have a second car, leave it in the driveway. Or ask a neighbor to park there. This not only gives the appearance of an occupied house, but prevents burglars from backing up a van or truck for loading.

  • Take care with keys. Don’t leave a key under a doormat, flower pot, or a window ledge. Burglars look there first.

  • Mark valuable items. Marking things a thief would be likely to steal, like the TV and stereo, will help police trace them and return them to you if they are recovered. Use an engraving pen, available at most police stations, and mark your driver’s license number with state abbreviations on items.

  • Put peepholes in doors. The type with a magnifying glass lens lets you see who’s out there without opening the door. Consider heavy-duty door chains as well.

  • Look into an alarm system. They vary in sophistication. (We like this one)

 

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