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Mo’ money…mo’ problems?
…It doesn’t have to be…

Over the past couple of months, I’ve received one too many forwarded videos of attempted burglaries :(.

So sad :(.

As much as we seek peace on earth and desire that everyone just get along, reality soon sets in and proves that it’s going to take more than wishful thinking.

Work, morals, effort, life, achievement, and respect are viewed differently by everyone.

What one person values, another may not.

If you value your family, your personal sense of security, and your purchases from your hard-work, consider these 5 key ways to safeguard your home – and your family:

1. Dump your trash – securely.  A few years ago, I posted a picture of a pile of trash and asked you what was wrong with the picture.  Most of you answered correctly by highlighting the huge flatscreen TV box that was leaning against the weekly bags of trash outside of a home.  Advertising what you’ve purchased is not in the best interest of you or your neighbours!  Consider taking it to your local trash depot or cutting up the box and securing the pieces within a trash bag/container.

 

2. Choose better plants.  Save the cute blossoming plants for lining your walkway or for hanging above your entry.  Spiky plants with spikes purposely planted underneath ground level windows are great deterrents!  The Century plant, Crown of Thorns, Spanish Dagger, and rose bushes are a few ‘spiky’ examples.

 

3. Try blackout curtains.  Or, consider tinting your glass doors and windows to keep outside peering in at bay.

 

4. Install window/door locks.  If purchasing a high level security system is out of your budget, consider installing basic locks (under $8) or window and door locks that set off an alarm when tampered (under $25).

 

5. Invest in a security system.  If you have a bit more money to spend, consider the Ring system.  Be notified, via your cellphone, when someone enters your property.  Either alert the intruder via Ring’s intercom system or contact the authorities so they may handle the matter.  Currently, the Ring doorbell system is available for under $160.

 

Implement these tips and begin to breathe a bit easier and sleep a bit deeper.

Share with your community – your family members, co-workers, and neighbours.

 

 

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