Don't be a target for burglars

Avoid being a target for burglars.  Did you know that most burglaries happen between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, and that 50% of thieves enter the home through unlocked doors and windows?  Most burglars spend less than 5 minutes trying to gain entry before they give up and choose an easier home to break into.  So simple actions on your part can slow them down or have them pass by your home altogether.  Here are some tips to deter burglars from choosing your home:

Secure all doors and windows, even when you are at home.

Consider a home security system, and prominently display the sign or stickers.

Close blinds or draperies at dusk.

Leave lights on if you'll be away after dark.

Don't call attention to expensive purchases by placing empty cartons out at the curb for trash pickup.  Better to cut the cartons up and place in a garbage bag.