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How To Deter Burglars and Protect Your Valuables

protect-your-valuables-safeArticle Written by : Synthetic Wicker Rattan 

A burglary safe is a great way to protect your valuables from thieves. But there are some common sense ways to protect your home and possessions that cannot fit inside a safe.

Widespread outdoor lighting is proven to deter burglars. Keeping shrubs and bushes around the house trimmed low offers less cover for creeping thieves who seek entry to the home. An alarm system can help catch a burglar in the act, but it can also prevent a break in. Burglars have been known to check to see if a house has an alarm system before breaking in. They will often pass over a home that is protected by an alarm system and look for an easier target.

When on vacation, set some interior lights on a timer to give the appearance that someone is home. Temporarily stop mail and newspaper delivery so there is not a full mailbox or pile of papers to betray your absence. Be sure to stow all valuables in a solid safe. ISM safes are a great option.

No matter what you do, no one can totally guarantee that you will not be a victim of burglary. It is best to be safe and plan on protecting valuables inside the home. There are many quality safe manufacturers, but if cost is a major concern there quality used safes for sale in virtually all areas.


First Security Safe carries used safes for sale at affordable prices. You can visit First Security Safe online, or at their Los Angeles location.