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28 ways to avoid being the victim of burglars

The most common burglar is a young man who lives within a two miles of you.  This type of burglar is the easiest to stop.  They are normally not very experienced and highly skilled.  However, there are still many experienced burglars that may target your home.  But by taking some simple precautions, you can minimize your chances of be burglarized.

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Start by simply walking around the exterior of your home and ask yourself, how would I break in.  Often you will see obvious routes of entry.  When I talk to people about this problem they often have that attitude that if someone wants in, they are going to get and there is nothing I can do. …

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A Discussion about Bugging In

I have been thinking a lot on how to bug in at ones own home because I feel that for most of us that will be the most likely scenario.  There are a lot of opinions about the best way to go about it.

The first option, I wish to discuss is fortifying your house.  If you are like most of us and live in a typical wood frame home it is not going to work.  You can fortify a small area as a safe room, which could hold out for a period of time.  But the idea of a fully fortified home won’t work, unless you are willing to spend many thousands of dollars and live in a concrete bunker without going outside.  …

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Improve Your Home security

First, start by walking around the outside of your home.  Start by looking around your yard and see what tools or other items could be used to help someone to gain entry.  This would include things like ladders, tables that they could stand on, shovels or yard tools that could be used for forced entry.   Look for the route you would take to break in.

Identify the windows and doors that are the most venerable.  This would include ones that are hidden from view or not well lit.  I like to keep low plants around the windows so that there is nothing for someone to hide in. …

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