Results for - What methods do you use to discourage burglaries while you are away? Leave other ideas in the comments section.

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More than 40 percent of break-ins happen without the use of force. That means a lot of people are leaving their houses without locking the doors and windows. If you have a thumb latch lock and a deadbolt on your doors, always lock the dead bolt. Double-check weaker doors such as patio and sliding ones to make sure their locks are strong enough to withstand kicks. When you leave your home, don't forget to lock up the door leading from the garage to inside. Even if your garage door is down, someone can easily open it.

What methods do you use to discourage burglaries while you are away? Leave other ideas in the comments section.

1. What methods do you use to discourage burglaries while you are away? Leave other ideas in the comments section.

Do not let everyone know you're going to be away
48%
980 votes
Leave lights/electric devices on or on a timer
40%
823 votes
Security System
22%
440 votes
Secure doors and windows
56%
1,141 votes
Do not leave a spare key outside
43%
879 votes
Do not hide your house with trees and shrubs
21%
437 votes
Stop your mail/newspaper or have someone bring it in
34%
699 votes
Have someone/people keep an eye on your house or housesit
43%
883 votes
Don't keep expensive items in plain view
33%
668 votes
Install a safe or have a safety deposit box for expensive items
13%
264 votes
N/A
17%
355 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
46 votes
03/01/2016 Living 2043 43 By: TallNFunny

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