Home Security Exposed - Anthony Ekanem - ebook

Home Security Exposed ebook

Anthony Ekanem

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It has been reported that a burglary now happens every 15 seconds. As such, the chances of your own home actually being at risk from a break-in are greatly increased, and it does not matter where you live. When people think of a break-in, they think of someone gaining entry into their home through breaking some glass or smashing down doors. Yet there are certain things which could actually extend an invitation to those intruders to make an attempt at getting into your home.There are many places which are vulnerable to attack by an intruder to your home, and therefore you must set up a routine which will provide them with less opportunities of attempting to break in. Below, we look at what are considered to be some of the weak areas in your home security routine which could help to prevent any kind of break-in from occurring.1.KeysYou may think it is a great idea, but lending keys to family and friends, as well as those people who carry out work in your home, greatly increases the chances of your keys being placed in the wrong hands. Although the people you leave the key with might be completely trustworthy, you cannot control where the keys are once they are out of your hands, and the chances of their being duplicated are greatly increased. So, it is important that you think deeply about whom you are leaving your keys with. Also, never place your keys in those "secret" places outside the home, as a smart burglar may know exactly where to look for them.

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Home Security Exposed

Anthony Ekanem

Introduction

It has been reported that a burglary now happens every 15 seconds. As such, the chances of your own home actually being at risk from a break-in are greatly increased, and it does not matter where you live.

When people think of a break-in, they think of someone gaining entry into their home through breaking some glass or smashing down doors. Yet there are certain things which could actually extend an invitation to those intruders to make an attempt at getting into your home.

There are many places which are vulnerable to attack by an intruder to your home, and therefore you must set up a routine which will provide them with less opportunities of attempting to break in.

Below, we look at what are considered to be some of the weak areas in your home security routine which could help to prevent any kind of break-in from occurring.

Keys

You may think it is a great idea, but lending keys to family and friends, as well as those people who carry out work in your home, greatly increases the chances of your keys being placed in the wrong hands. Although the people you leave the key with might be completely trustworthy, you cannot control where the keys are once they are out of your hands, and the chances of their being duplicated are greatly increased. So, it is important that you think deeply about whom you are leaving your keys with. Also, never place your keys in those “secret” places outside the home, as a smart burglar may know exactly where to look for them.

Locks

Those doors which have handle locks are very easy for a burglar to get into, as all he requires is a plastic credit card. Therefore it is best if you install good quality deadbolts to all entry points (doors) into your home.

Doorways

Although you may have installed a very good lock to your front or back door, they are only as effective as the actual strength of the door itself. Unfortunately, the weakest area around any door is where the lock is located, and this is especially true for wooden doors. 

Sliding Patio Doors

These security doors have several distinct disadvantages to them when compared to other doors. The main reason is that they come with much less sophisticated locks on them. There are even some much older models which, unfortunately, can be easily lifted off the tracks that they run on and provide any intruder with a way of gaining easy access to a home.

Windows

Windows which are left open and unattended not only provide intruders with access, but they allow them to quickly view what is available to them.

Gardens

Both shrubbery and trees provide a way of allowing intruders to gain access to your property. Not only do they provide ideal coverage, but can also provide them with ways to gain access to your home easily and quickly.

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