If a burglar knows you are home, he probably won't enter your home.
One of the best ways to scare away a burglar is with noise. If you can't
afford a home security system, keep your car keys near you. If you hear
something that sounds like someone is prowling around your home, set off your
car alarm and call the police.
Here are some frugal tips to help prevent crime.
- Install motion detector
lights around the exterior of your home.
- Put up home alarm signs
even if you don't have one installed.
- Don't obstruct the view to
the doors and windows of your home.
- Clothes drapes at night.
- Lock gates.
- Get a dog.
- Leave a car in the
driveway when on vacation.
- Have neighbors pick up
newspapers or any signs your home is unoccupied.
- Don't leave home unoccupied
when newspaper articles run like times of funerals.
- Don't leave your address in
your vehicle to be accessed when you are away from home.