Common sense can keep your home safe

CALGARY REAL ESTATE NEWS

When it comes to home safety and security, this advice may sound like a no brainer, but is worth repeating: always lock your doors. It’s surprising how often burglars enter through unlocked doors.

Don’t get into the habit of closing a window without locking it. All too often, homeowners close a window and forget to lock it, creating an easy entry for the “bad guys.”

Window coverings not only conceal you; they also mask your expensive electronics, so make sure you always close your drapes or blinds.

Install lighting around your home. If a prowler is sneaking around the outside of your home, the shock of a motion light will often send him packing.

Make sure you manage your social media presence carefully. Think about what you’ve been Tweeting. Don’t give too much information on planned holidays or extended weekends out of town.

Make sure you shred all your personal…

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