Things to Know
1 Make your house look occupied
at all times. Use automated schedules to switch lights
on and off when you’re not at home.
2 light up entrances. If the outside entrances to your home are
dark, install lighting With an Infrared detector or
simply add them to your automation schedule.
3 Use deadbolt locks. Instal! 1-inch throw deadbolt locks on your front
and back doors. A spring-latch lock is easy
prey for burglars who are experts at ‘Jimmying”
a door open with a plastic card. Better yet,
install Z-Wave locks and control them remotely
or on a regular schedule!
4 Install pin locks on windows. Factory window latches are-no match for
a burglar with a pry bar. You can install an
inexpensive pin in just a few minutes. Drill a
hole to lock the window closed, and a second
hole a few inches up to lock the window partly
open for ventilation.
5 Keep all doors and windows locked when no one is home. A simple measure-even if you’re just running
a Quick errand-but one that is often ignored. If
you leave a window open for ventilation, insert
pins or dowels in the tracks to prevent burglars
from opening it more.
6 Conceal your home alarm wiring. Burglars often look for wiring around the
exterior of a house and can cut it to disable an
alarm system. In most cases, we recommend
wireless systems, but if yours is hardwired,
painting the wires is one way to camouflage
7 Remove trees or shrubs near access points. Consider removing trees or shrubbery located
near your windows. They serve as convenient
hiding places for intruders.
8 Keep your spare key with a friend or neighbor. Leave a spare key with a trusted friend!
neighbor, instead of in your mailbox, a flower
pot, or under a doormat-the first places
thieves will look.
9 Invest in a sturdy safe. Safes can protect small, expensive items
against thieves. Be sure to fasten your safe
to the floor or wall. Safes go up in price for
options such as fire protection and digital
fingerprint-reading systems. Install an asset
protection sensor, so you’ll know if anyone is
even trying to mess with it.
10 Get a free onsite security review
from MAX Security. There is no substitute for a professionally installed and monitored Security System, from a Local Denver Company, with superb customer service.