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While it's difficult to protect your home from professional thieves, most home burglaries are done by amateurs. These thieves are more easily thwarted if you employ some of these simple security precautions:

Securing Doors

Securing Windows

In the next section, we'll focus on the special steps to take to keep your home secure while you're away.

Garage Security
Garages present special challenges for security. Here are some tips for keeping your garage secure.
  • If you frost or cover your garage windows, burglars won't be able to tell if your car is gone.

  • Keep your garage door closed and locked even when your car is not in the garage.

  • Install a peephole in the door separating the house from the garage. If you hear suspicious sounds, you can check without opening the door.

  • Are you worried about someone entering your house through your attached garage? If the garage door lifts on a track, a C-clamp can provide extra security since the door cannot be opened if you tighten the C-clamp on the track next to the roller.