Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keep ‘em from stealing home

My friend’s home was broken into recently. He and his family were not there at the time. As with the earlier burglary I told you about earlier this year (also when the family was not around), this makes me think again of how to better protect your home, particularly while you’re gone.


  • Automatic timer or motion sensors on lights can help make it look like your home is occupied, even when you’re not at home.
  • Key-hiding systems aren’t worth the risk. Burglars usually know where to look.
  • Make sure all door hinges are on the inside.
  • Make it difficult to break in. Security systems are always a good idea, and try to avoid planting trees or bushes near windows.

Anything that makes a burglar think twice about trying to break in is a good thing. Don’t make it easy on ‘em!

For more ways to keep your family safe, visit the Franklin TN Police Department, the Brentwood TN Police Department, or the Spring Hill TN Police Department websites.

I hope you and your family are having a great summer!


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