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10 Things You Must Know: Home Security System

Use these helpful tips to find out what you should and shouldn't do to keep your house safe.

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1. Update Exterior Locks

Deadbolts should be the primary lock on your exterior doors. The throw bolt (the part that enters the door frame) should extend deep into the frame. Check your window locks as well, making sure they work properly. Older windows can become misaligned, which keeps locks from setting properly.

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