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Home Security Tips


Here are some resources and tips to help keep your home safe from casual break-and-entry.


The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has created an in-depth security audit that contains a security challenge, home security tips, and information on how to secure your existing windows and doors. Click to download PDF [2.96 MB]


Internet help gurus Howcast put together this straightforward and lighthearted clip that provides homeowners some simple tips for keeping safe from criminals. 


The handy folks at Lowes put together this video that teaches even novice do-it-yourselfers how to safely install a motion-activated outdoor security light. Placing outdoor lights in dark areas can help dissaude potential thieves from risking capture. 


eHow teamed up with the Illinois Fire Department to produce a series of home safety videos, including this one which aims to teach homeowners 10 simple tips for increasing security around the house. 


The infographic below, developed by the Improvement Center, does a fantastic job of outlining basic tips you can use to create an uninviting environment for home invaders.