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Seven Simple Security Tips to Get Ready for Autumn!

Well, Summer is just about over and Fall is upon us. As the days get darker earlier, we urge you to remember these simple security tips to keep your family and home safe and protected as a new season is upon us:

  1. Check all the locks on your doors and windows to make sure they’re functioning properly and close them, especially those that folks tend to forget about such as bathroom and kitchen windows and your back door.
  2. Don’t forget to lock your garage and shed. Make sure those locks are in good working order and that any perimeter fencing around your yard is secure.
  3. Remove any valuable items such as computers, smartphones, keys, etc. as well as any important correspondence that contains your personal information from plain view. These are especially inviting targets for burglars surveying your home through windows.
  4. Make sure you have working flashlights and extra batteries in your home and car in case of an emergency.
  5. If you’re traveling for any extensive period of time, discontinue mail and newspaper deliveries until you return. So burglars don’t have an open invitation to you unoccupied home, purchase a light switch timer that can turn lights on and off automatically to create the impression that someone is home. If possible, have a trusted neighbor check the house periodically.
  6. While you’re home, don’t open the door to strangers.
  7. CHECK YOUR ALARM SYSTEM and be sure all security lighting is working properly. If you don’t have a security system, think about investing in one. At Security Specialists, we’d be happy to discuss a system tailored to your exact needs and budget.





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