<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Nothing like locking one's keys in the house to discover just exactly how unsecure one's home is.<p><hr></blockquote><p>That's true. <br>I took me less than five minutes to break into my house. I climbed the deck and went through the window.<br><br><br>
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Ever since doing that one time during the winter of about 1982 or so, at every place I've ever lived I have made it a habit to put one set of house keys in a plastic film container and bury it somewhere I'll remember in the yard or garden. Somewhere I can find and get to even with 2 feet of snow on the ground.<br><br>Not just under a rock or a planter, but actually buried, about 6 inches under the surface.<br><br>Funny thing...I've never lost or forgotten my keys since then, but it's comforting to know I'll be able to get in the house if I do.<br><br>
If your house has windows, then your house is not secure! Very few burglars go through the hassle of picking locks or even looking for open doors and windows... they just wrap a towel around a hammer and break a window in the darkest corner of the house to get in.<br><br><br>CreativeGuy: Design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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Yep, and I usually do something like that, too. Just haven't gotten around to doing it since I moved here last year...but *look!*, it's right there on my 'to-do' list...#9 - Hide Spare Keys.<br><br>I've got copies made, I've no excuse, really. Just a sign that I'm not paying attention, and that I think irks me more than the event itself.<br><br>
Yep perps will just break a window to get in<br><br>I seen this TV docu once the detective drove around this camera crew in a nice hood. Then he pointed out all the tricks that burglars use and how home owners help them perps.<br><br>1 - Owner left a 2nd story window wide open <-- not that bad but the owner even left a nice ladder right next to the open window and no one was home.<br><br>2 - Open garage doors with no cars, sends a signal that no one is home. Like wise garage doors with windows is the same as leaving the door open.<br><br>3 - 4 News papers on the front lawn - this shows that the owners are away on vacation or something<br><br>The rest was the normal crapy locks yada yada.<br><br>
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