Safety & Security

11 Ways to Prevent a Break-in

Tips for making your cabin’s doors & windows more secure
By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: August 20, 2010
It’s a great feeling to pull into your cabin’s lane or driveway, knowing that your sanctuary awaits. But if you’ve ever arrived to find that your cabin has been burglarized, then you’re familiar with just how quickly that great feeling turns to fear, anger and frustration. According to crime prevention authorities, most cabin and cottage owners can make their places more secure by making a few simple changes to their door and window locks.
   
“Burglars want to be in and out of your home within six minutes from the time they arrive,” says Dickie Thomas, a crime prevention deputy in the Collin County Sheriff’s Department in McKinney, Texas. “So what you want to do as a homeowner is buy yourself some time by making it more difficult for a criminal to enter your home.”
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