The word home means a place that's safe to most people. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe and secure. Every year check your home's safety. To begin, check check entry ways such as front doors. Be sure that your exterior door is made of a heavy steel frame and has a deadbolt with a 1" throw on it. For even more secure locks consider a electronic keypad or a deadbolt that allows you to rekey your own locks in seconds. Other doors to consider are sliding glass doors. Add security bars to the track for extra security. Be sure that your window locks work properly as well. While you are away it is a good idea to make sure your house looks lived in. Keep a car parked in the driveway and set timers on your lights. Some timers turn on indoor lights randomly throughout the day as well. The next is the garage. Install a door viewer to see guests in advance. Make sure your electronic door opener has rolling code technology. This is the safest kind of an opener. Also remember to program your own code with a keyless entry pad. One of the most popular forms of home security are entry way lights. Install lights around your house so that you have 100 feet of visibility around all entry ways. Sensor lights are a great way to enhance your homes security as well. As we move into the inside remember to think about smoke and carbon monoxide detectors around your home. There are many types of fire extinguishers and you should have one of each in your home. The first is type A which takes care of wood and paper fires. Next is type B that takes care of grease and oil fires and finally type C that takes care of electrical fires. Keep your home safe and secure year after year with these simple home safety tips. For more videos on how to keep your home safe visit https://www. Lowes.com/Videos. Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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