How To: 9 Cheap & Practical Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

9 Cheap & Practical Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

Want to protect your home from unlawful entry? You may not have the means to invest in an expensive alarm system, but you can definitely use cheap and practical methods around your home to deter burglars from breaking in when you're not home.

The best thing you can do is to make your home seem inhabited, even when you're only gone for a little bit. Turn on the radio and lights in one or two rooms and make sure mail does not pile up when you're on vacation. Also, make forced entry difficult by planting thorny bushes beneath ground windows, locking gates, and putting up a "Beware of Dog" sign.

By practicing basic and preventive home safety, you can assure that your home is a safe sanctuary and not a sweet spot for thieves to burglarize. Got your own tips for burglar-proofing your home? Share them in the comments below!

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I've also read to put a pair of old men's work boots on the porch (especially good for females who live alone) and the worn leash of a large dog on your stoop.

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