Upgrading your security


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Below are simple but effective tips for a more secure home :

  • Entry doors are the foundational pieces of your home security puzzle. Secure all entry doors with Grade 1 deadbolts for top-grade security. Schlage mechanical deadbolts, Schlage SenseTM, and Schlage ConnectTM are all excellent choices and meet the highest industry rating for security and durability.
  • Invest in perimeter lighting. A well-lit house—especially at night—is significantly safer than one in the dark.
  • Consider investing in motion sensors. When linked to your lighting system, motion sensors can alert you to unwanted activity on your property.
  • Security cameras are now more accessible than ever. As technologies evolve, become more affordable and user-friendly, cameras are quickly becoming a standard home security solution.
  • Ensure you have a deadbolt on the door that links your garage to your home.
  • Don’t advertise your absence. Have your mail and newspaper picked up when you’re on vacation and arrange to have your yard maintained. Also be sure to put away lawn mowers, bicycles and other valuable equipment.
  • Similarly, equip interior lights with timers to give the appearance of occupancy when you’re out of town.
  • For busy families with multiple key-holders, reduce your risks of losing keys, forgetting to lock doors or leaving doors open for others by opting for electronic locks. Schlage electronic door lock options include automatic re-lock and remote control functions, among others.
  • Lock your car, even when parked in your driveway.
  • Trim hedges and shrubs so you have a clear view of everything on your property, and so there’s no place for would-be trespassers to hide.
  • Secure your windows, especially ground-level ones. Use strong locks or bars for maximum security.
  • Join your local Neighborhood Watch. Leveraging the eyes and ears of your neighbors is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to secure your home.