PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM BEING A VICTIM–PART ONE
These days you will find just about anyone willing to do anything for money. These people are exactly who you need to watch out for.
You will have people on the prowl for a victim with security issues. It’s time to turn the tables. Don’t be a victim of these vicious crimes. Below you will find some very easy suggestions to follow. These suggestions comes directly from your professional locksmith.
1) If you are in a parking lot, especially late at night, make sure the area is well-lit. If you are using motion sensors to get where you need to be, this is even better. Most professional locksmiths do not recommend you park in an empty parking lot at night anyway. if you have no other choice, please make sure you do the above.
If you do get locked out, do not let anyone help you out unless he or she shows you their ID.
2)Your shrubs should also be well-trimmed. Thieves who portray themselves as locksmiths like to hang out in shrubbery. Why? It’s an easy access point for them. They can lay there and await their prey. I’ve said it before, it’s a lot more dangerous out there today.
3) It’s not enough to have ordinary locks on your doors anymore. You also need deadbolts. When you buy the deadbolts, test them out before purchasing. Make sure you have the right key and it works properly. The dead bolts also need to be working properly. If the deadbolt is dead, this is another easy access point for thieves.
4)Do any of you have french doors in your home? Make sure there’s no space or gap when you have them closed. This is a sure-fire way for someone to get in. All the person needs is a butter knife and they are in. If you are unsure as to the safety of your doors, have someone come out and take a look. It’s better to be safe, rather than sorry.
5)Have an in-depth look at all your windows. I am talking about those hard-to-find and scarce windows in your home. These are the windows that you “assume” no one would use to get in. If this is their only option, than they will use it. Make sure everything is locked tightly and securely. This also goes for the sliding doors. Sliding doors sometimes offer easier access than the others. You have to protect yourself.
Continue to page two for the second part…..