May 18, 2019
Whether you're away for the day or gone on vacation, you don't have to spend a fortune to secure your home and guarantee peace of mind.
Fake being home with electronic timers. All you need to do is make it seem like you're home to ward off potential burglars.
Just set up inexpensive electric timers on lights, radios, and TV's.
This Digital Timer
plugs right into your wall socket where the built-in backup battery will charge itself in 30 minutes or so. Then it is a simple matter of setting the time and whatever 'On' and 'Off' schedule you choose using the simple 4 button controls. The 24 hour repeating cycle turns outlets on and off at the same time daily.
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Hint 1: Guard windows with strategic landscaping
Prickly plants can form a modern 'moat' around windows.
Rose shrubs, blackberries, and firethorn all sport a healthy crop of thorns that will deter burglars.
You can also protect windows just by using thick curtains and keeping them closed when you aren't home - if would-be bad guys can't see inside, they can't tell if it's safe to enter and will move on.
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Hint 2: Keep valuables safe by stashing them here
Where is the best place to stash your treasures?
The laundry room!
It's a low-priority location for thieves because it rarely contains valuables, and most burglars want to get in and out of your house as quickly as possible.
Hide valuables on shelves above eye level. The average burglary takes just nine minutes - they aren't going to take the time to reach high up.
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'Go Green' Hint: Contribute Monthly to Your Savings Account
Make it a point to add a dedicated amount to your savings at the end of each month. Even if it's just a few dollars, the savings can add up and it will keep you from spending it frivolously.