Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Family Safety Tips and Master Lock Products, Plus a SentrySafe Extra Large Digital Fire Safe Giveaway (ARV $150)

Fall will be here before we know it, and our attention often shifts to securing our family’s belongings in preparation for the winter months. It’s a great time to take stock of what we have and decide if it is worth storing. The following products from Master Lock and SentrySafe will help you to head into fall with peace of mind!



Winter weather can get nasty, so use your time in the fall to make sure that your family’s important documents, digital media and other valuables are protected from water or fire damage, as well as theft. The SentrySafe Extra Large Digital Fire Safe is ideal because it has a digital lock that allows you to choose your own combination -- no more hunting down a key. I love the inside of this safe (see below) because it has a multi-position tray, a door pocket and a key rack, so everything has its place. There’s also an interior light and a backlit keypad, so you can still use the safe when the lights are out.


This safe can survive in a fire for 1 hour in temperatures up to 1700 degrees F, and is water resistant in up to 8 inches of water for up to 24 hours. Plus, it features a sturdy steel construction, 60% bigger bolts than traditional safes and a pry-resistant hinge bar.


Fall is hunting season! If someone in your family is a hunter, you may have guns around the house that need to be secured for your family’s safety, as well as to protect against theft. The Master Lock 107DSPT Gun Lock is ideal for this purpose, and at a list price of only $10.26, it’s entirely worth the price for peace of mind.



Fall is a time when you’re often putting away the grill, lawn equipment and bicycles. The Master Lock 8300D Speed Dial Cable Lock is perfect for locking up these items to help keep them from being stolen over the winter. This lock opens with directional movements, letters or numbers -- whichever you prefer. And it’s easy to set and reset. It’s also weather-resistant so it can be used outside and withstand the rigors of winter weather.


Are you closing up the summer cottage for the fall and winter? Master Lock’s new Portable Light-Up Dial Lock Box provides secure and reliable storage for your keys and access cards. It has a durable weather cover, solid body construction and set-your-own-combination convenience. The large internal cavity provides secure storage for multiple keys or access cards, and the removable shackle offers easy installation and removal. If you’re lending your cottage to someone else, there’s no need to get them a key.

Commit to a Fall Family Safety check this month! Think about what you’ll be putting away and closing down for the winter. What Master Lock products can help you in making sure that your property is secure? Check out those shown above and visit www.masterlock.com to see what other products from Master Lock and SentrySafe will help your family to safely and securely get through the fall and winter months.

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Disclosure: As a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive compensation and product samples to facilitate my posts.

201 comments:

  1. Always lock the doors and windows!

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  2. One tip for securing my home for fall or winter is to put padlocks on things like your storage shed and have outdoor lighting to keep your home lit up in the darkness.

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  3. My best tip for home safety is to always leave the radio on so a burglar hears talking and thinks someone is home. It's and old trick, but it seems like it would work, so I've been doing it for years.

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  4. One way to secure your home (and belongings) during fall and winter is to double-check all your doors and windows. Over time your doors and windows latches do not work as well as it once did, this can be dealt with by replacing the door locks or window latches with new ones.

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  5. If you don't have a safe like me what I do if we go one a vacation is I store all expensive jewelry in a box of frozen food in the freezer. I also keep all important paperwork in the freezer in zip lock bags. You can also put valuable stuff in your dryer and fill it with towels. Who's going to look In a dryer and if theyou open it. It's just going to look like a load of towels. I also have lights and TV on a timer so they come on when it gets dark. I am hoping I win this safe need one so bad. Thanks for a chance 😊

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  6. Best way to secure is to keep everything locked, and own a large dog. :)

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  7. We keep items secure in a small safe

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  8. My tip is to go through your paperwork and shred what you don't need. Then save the rest in a fire-proof safe!

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  9. My tip is to install security video cameras.

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  10. My best tip for keeping things secured in the winter is when you are not home or when you go to bed at night, turn off your auto garage door opener at the house so no one can electronically open it.

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  11. Don't be too public about the amount of time your house will be unoccupied

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  12. We plan to winterize our pool and sprinklers soon. We also are putting away summer items like our grill, patio heater, patio furniture, etc. so we can keep it nice for next year.

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  13. One of my tips to you all is please make sure when you leave your home or apartment, lock up, lock all your windows, leave an inside light on as well as your porch
    @tisonlyme143

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  14. We have a door in our bedroom to the yard. I hung a few small bells on the door knob so when I am on the other side of the house I can tell if someone walks in.

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  15. I make sure we are all locked up when leaving the house. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  16. My tip is to make sure you lock your house as well as also make it look like someone is home while you're gone... or get 2 giant guard dogs :)

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  17. Safe's in the house and padlocks on everything else is my tip.

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  18. Don't tell anyone about the safe you keep in the closet

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  19. Setup z-wave door/window devices.

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  20. Anonymous9:13 PM

    Fran - try the new video doorbell that lets you see who is at the front door, even if you're not home. I like that I wouldn't have to peek out the window to see who is there.

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  21. harolde9:46 PM

    If you are away on a trip, get your neighbors to pick up your mail and papers.

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  22. Rachel9:48 PM

    The best way to secure your belongings in the fall/winter is to have them stored in a shed/garage that can be locked.

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  23. We use our lights on timers inside and have dusk-to-dawn sensors on our outside lights.

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  24. Best way to secure your home is to keep everything locked, doors and windows. Keeping the radio on while you are gone is helpful too.

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  25. I double check all the locks before I leave the house. We also have lights on a timer.

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  26. Since my home has been robbed 3 times, I am probably the last person you would want to take security advice from. However, I did learn from each home invasion. I have security doors, motion activated flood lights and a SimpliSafe system....and a gun and I learned how to use it! :-)

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  27. make sure there put up and no one knows where they are and lock your house even get cameras

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  28. Make sure to double check all windows and doors are locked before bed and trips out of town for the holidays

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  29. One thing we do is have the kids keep their bikes locked and out of sight.
    thank you

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  30. Always keep everything secured

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  31. Set up motion-activated cameras for the outside. They aren't that expensive and you can log in remotely to see what's going on.

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  32. Ann Fantom6:28 AM

    When leaving your house, put several lights in different rooms on timers so the house looks occupied.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  33. make sure the door is locked.

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  34. When out at night, have a timer that puts your lights on.

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  35. Keep the doors locked at all times.

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  36. We got a new security system to help keep our home secure!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  37. Use door and window locks

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  38. My tip for securing your home in the fall is to make sure you lock the window after taking the AC out,

    Jennifer Rote

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  39. Turn off exterior water spigots and make sure hoses are drained.

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  40. I have outdoor lighting to keep my home lit up.

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  41. Always have your neighbors pick your mail when you are out of town.

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  42. Janet Woodling8:10 PM

    We have security doors and we don't pass out keys to just anyone.

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  43. Make sure the doors are locked always.

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  44. We put door locks on the patio doors for extra security. Brittney House

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  45. Rebecca C11:34 PM

    I always double check my stove to make sure it's off and I lock my doors all the time, even if I'm home or only stepping out for a minute.

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  46. Have big loud dogs. Plus their cuddly.

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  47. i have an alarm system and i dont let anyone know where the safe is

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  48. I have a dog that is all bark and no bite...but someone trying to get in wouldn't know any wiser.

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  49. Always lock doors Windows,Lock all vehicles, keep all garage door openers with you

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  50. This would be perfect!

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  51. When I spend time away from home I let my neighbors know so they can keep an eye on it. I have known my neighbors for many years so I trust them.

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  52. Keep all doors locked, always double check

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  53. Put lights on a timer if you're away. Make sure someone gets your mail.

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  54. We always make sure things are cleaned up and put away outdoors every night.

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  55. Lock the doors, shut the windows.

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  56. Have a security Camera and make sure everything is closed and locked up.

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  57. I always keep my doors and windows locked and keep the blinds drawn. I leave the lights in the house on if I'll be out at night.

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  58. Double check and make sure everything is locked.

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  59. We always clip our bushes and trees for fall/winter, and make sure all windows are closed up tight and locked.

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  60. Making sure everything is locked, leave a light on while you're gone, and security cameras, even fake ones can help deter people.

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  61. When I leave the home at night, I always leave a light and tv on so it looks like someone is home. Our barking dog helps too!

    Lori Jackson

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  62. We always keep the doors locked

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  63. install cameras and have motion sensor lights

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  64. I leave the tv on and some lights on if i leave the house so people think i'm home.

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  65. I double check all the locks before I leave the house.

    AngelaNicoleW@hotmail.com

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  66. checking and securing locks on all doors and windows to our home and outside buildings.

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  67. Lasonda12:59 PM

    Keeping your doors locked and activate your security alarm when leaving the house.

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  68. Have a yard light, and keep a light on inside when you leave.

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  69. I keep a light on in the living room at night so people think we are still up and watching tv.
    dawns_horizen at yahoo dot com

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  70. Always double make sure your doors are locked before you go to bed and make sure your car is locked.

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  71. We have a security system and all our neighbors keep their eyes out and watch each others houses.

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  72. I just hang a picture of my mother-in-law on the front door--that scares away all burglars!

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  73. My tip is to have a dog, even a small one seems to deter.

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  74. We store the garden hoses for the winter and wrap our faucets. If we're going to be away for the holidays we let our neighbors know and stop our mail. We put our Christmas lights on a timer.

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  75. We have motion lights and soon we will have a smart video system which will send alerts to our phone!

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  76. All these comments are great! I like to leave lights on and keep valuables in these cute storage boxes that look like books on a shelf.

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  77. Make sure all windows and doors are locked and closed with the security system activated.

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  78. We have a neighborhood watch program as well as dusk to dawn lights and two large dogs that live inside.

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  79. Fall is a good time to always check and make sure any locks are in good shape and don't need replacement

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  80. leave multiple lights on random timers

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  81. my tip is to keep things well lit, and when i go out in the dark i try to take one of our two dogs with me. if you're away for a vacation it might be best not to post on social media about it till you're back

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  82. I keep a light on a timer at night when I'm not home.
    Flyergal82 at (yahoo !dot $com

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  83. Anonymous10:07 PM

    Do not make your life an open book on social media.

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  84. Anonymous10:13 PM

    I try to leave TV, radio, and lights on in different areas of our home. And big dogs are a help too. thanks

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  85. One tip is to lock everything up in a shed or garage.

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  86. Anonymous12:09 AM

    Always have an alarm in your home and strong locks on your door.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  87. Anonymous12:48 AM

    Lights are on timers. Always double check the locks....

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  88. Make sure your batteries are fresh in your security camera's

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  89. I have lights on timers so it appears that someone is home when the days are shorter.

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  90. I put security cameras on the outside of the house -- deters thieves when they know you are recording them.

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  91. I make sure to have the pet sitter get the mail in, and make sure house looks lived in when I am away.

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  92. I always make sure that all of the windows are locked. It is easy to forget that since you don't have them open much in the winter.

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  93. Stop your mail and papers when you go on vacation

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  94. I ask my neighbor if she can keep an eye on our house. I also stop the newspaper and mail so it's not noticeable to strangers that were not home. I also have timed lights that go on and off.

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  95. Have a light timer set when you are away so it looks like someone is home.

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  96. Keep door and windows locked and lights on at night.

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  97. chris z7:37 PM

    my tip is to always lock the doors

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  98. Laura9:10 PM

    I would say to always remember to lock up and keep the garage door closed.

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  99. My advice is to get a dog. Someone came into my fenced backyard in the middle of the night, my dog's barking scared him off.

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  100. marcia11:08 PM

    Have good outside lighting. I really like motion lights.

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  101. I have a security system.

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  102. Audra O'Hara12:33 AM

    We like to leave on the TV and one light if we're going out at night. As far as securing things for fall, we make sure the gas powered lawn equipment is emptied of gas and stored in the basement.

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  103. My tip is install sensor lights and security cameras.

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  104. Rhonda Y.2:22 AM

    Put the ladder and tools away and lock the windows and doors.

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  105. Remember to lock the garage doors as well as your other doors. And make sure the latches are in lock on Garage big Doors.

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  106. Keep the garage door closed, even when you are outside.

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  107. I would love this!

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  108. Wrap your whole house in bubble wrap

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  109. We have a security system

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  110. My only tip is to make sure everything is locked up tight. Make sure all doors and windows are locked before going out or going to bed. Thank you!

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  111. We have a security system, too...after a garage break-in that 4 unfriendly, large dogs did nothing to prevent. Also, take photos of everything just in case you need documentation later.

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  112. We always deadbolt the door and have an extra heavy duty hasp lock up top of the door also. Definitely make sure to shred your personal mail, I've had my garbage can dumped out completely twice in my driveway looking for info...all they'll find is shreds...hah!

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  113. I have a small camera in my living room, I also use a light outside at night in the front and backyard

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  114. I like to make sure all our inside and outside lights are replaced and that all the windows and doors are secure.

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  115. We keep all of our doors closed and locked when we are gone.

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  116. I have a manuscript of my life story that I would want to keep safe

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  117. I would say keeping your house secure, locking doors setting up alarms.

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  118. Keep security doors on all doors dont have cheap screen doors you can kick in and dont leave room with windows open they can climb in while your in another room.

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  119. Security lighting around the house is a must. and good dead bolts on doors.

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  120. Dogs, arms, alarms and faith.

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  121. Make sure to lock everything!

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  122. We do some weatherization, door and window stripping and get ready for the colder weather ahead. I also get some Fall cleaning and organizing done, and that means putting important documents in a safe place.

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  123. Install a security alarm with CCTV system!

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  124. is to install security video cameras.

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  125. Nothing is 100% safe and secure but many of the above can and should be used as one's home security.

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  126. Keep all doors and windows locked/closed. Install security cameras.

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  127. I bring all patio stuff in.

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  128. Kate F.4:25 AM

    Be sure to lock all doors and windows before you go to bed and when you leave your house.

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  129. Jackie Koller5:43 AM

    Make sure doors and windows are locked. Also, make sure shrubs and bushes don't hide windows.

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  130. my tip is to lock your doors

    joe gersch

    joebissy@mail.com

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  131. Have someone drive you to the airport and leave your car parked at home. Also have your neighbor pick up your mail and packages, nothing says "No one home" like an over stuffed mailbox.

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  132. Make sure you switch out the screws in the switchplate of your outside doors to 4 inch screws. It makes it almost impossible to kick the door in easily, if at all.

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  133. I would have to say to have a home security system

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  134. Anonymous10:07 PM

    Get a water leak alarm - burst pipes can be very expensive.

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  135. We make sure all our alarms have good batteries.

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  136. Home security system is a big help, awesome to be able to view video even when you are not at home.

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  137. Get motion sensor lights near doors.

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  138. Leave a few lights and maybe a television on when you are not home!

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  139. Jessica To1:09 PM

    I put outdoor yard equipment in my garage and put out more solar lights.

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  140. Jen Rodrigues7:50 PM

    I always look my windows and doors all the time. I always put my belongings in lock and key.

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  141. A fireproof safe.

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  142. I would use it to store my important papers.

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  143. Lock all the doors and windows, and turn on the security monitoring system.

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  144. Always lock the doors and windows.

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  145. Don't leave anything in view of strangers.

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  146. We just have one of those cheap lock boxes, so this would be great to have.

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  147. I keep things locked. We recently got a security camera for the outdoors also.

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  148. Specifically regarding securing your home in winter, don't forget to turn off the water to garden hose spigots! I forgot to do this one year and the pipe froze and burst.

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  149. My family and I can use a safe to put all our important papers. I recommend in fall cut down anything that block the view from your home. The light is also important, to have a clear view of all directions.

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  150. we have a big dog. we also have a locked gate and a fence around the house. we like to keep the important stuff in a safe.

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  151. We have a security system, outdoor lights, a dog, and video if someone passes the doorbell.

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  152. Lights cameras locks alarms...

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  153. Rachel Freer7:48 AM

    I make sure we lock our windows every time we shut them since we have them open a lot in the fall.

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  154. ERICA WEAVER10:42 AM

    put everything in plastic bags and add a dehumidifier if storing in the basement

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  155. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Christina O - Get an alarm system.

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  156. I lock my windows and doors and we have a dog

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  157. We have a security system, and cameras and a dog that will bark (if he feels like it) purehrt555(at)yahoo.com

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  158. Anonymous3:52 PM

    We heart the motion sensor lights.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  159. Sarah Hall4:25 PM

    We lock our doors and windows and make sure that we do not put on facebook or other media when we are not going to be home.

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  160. We always make sure that the doors and windows are locked. We have a dog that is a pretty good deterrent too!

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  161. Locking all windows and doors. Also, leaving on a TV or lights outside of the house.

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  162. Always keep your doors and windows locked, the front porch light on at night, and keep valuables hidden/out of sight.

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  163. Always locking my doors even during the day when I'm home. Not giving any hints on social media when I am on vacation until I'm home.

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  164. Make sure you have some lughts set on timers when away

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  165. Outdoor motion lights, lock all doors and windows, put up all outdoor items and lock them in a shed.

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  166. i need to remember to bring my keys in out of the car at night even the house keys are on that

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  167. I have double bolt locks on my doors and my windows have sturdy latch locks. Thank you! kneecree at gmail dot com

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  168. Anonymous11:36 PM

    Have both separate locks and deadbolts on each door...and screen doors if possible. Marc

    flashlight13114 AT yahoo DOT com

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  169. A tip for securing belongings aside from making sure everything is locked up, is to make sure you can't see through garage windows and to have your house/garage well lit.

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  170. Keep important documents/items in a safe.

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  171. A great security tip is having the lights on timers

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  172. Make sure all your detectors have fresh batteries and replace your furnace filter!

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  173. A tip for securing your home is to make sure all the doors and windows are locked. Also Don't leave valuables in site

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  174. Fall is a good time to always check and make sure any locks are in good shape and don't need replacement

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  175. at the moment, I store everything in my vehicle :/ no other choice I'm afraid....

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  176. We lock important papers in a safe

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  177. door locks, window locks, and light timers

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  178. Never leave your house without locking all doors and windows.

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  179. I would say check your windows and make sure they don't have cracks and that everything looks secure from the outside.

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  180. Keep doors and windows locked and leave the tv or radio on so people thinks you're home when you're away.

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  181. Make sure that your doors are locked and that you have a security system.

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  182. We always lock the doors and windows and set the security alarm.

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  183. I leave lights on if i leave the house so it looks like someone is home. I tell very few people if i am going away for a trip. And i am great friends with my neighbors and we watch out for each other.

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  184. Be creative when hiding your items. time is important to thieves.

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  185. My tip is to invest in some type of home security and use a house sitter.

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  186. put a safe inside the wall with a picture over it!

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  187. Keep everything locked up. Even lawn mowers and yard tools....immediately after using clean them up and lock up. People steal everything these days.

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  188. i keep my important documents in a small safe I have

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  189. always make sure the doors are sevure and all locks work on doors and windows

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  190. Recently there has been a rash of burglaries in the best neighborhoods here. Women dressed as if they are walking in the morning have been entering people's homes via back doors. Someone goes to the front door and rings the bell. They enter via the back and steal whatever is loose in the bedrooms. Keeping your valuables out of sight is the best protection. Locking your back door is important. I have pictures of all my documents so if they are lost, I can print copies and at least have a place to start.

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  191. I always put important documents in a ziplock bag in my file in case of flooding.
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  192. I secure my home by locking the windows and doors, but also have someone I trust park in the driveway, collect my mail, and turn on different lights inside. Another thing I do to secure my house is to alert the neighbors to keep watch, and I do the same for them.

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  193. Leave a light on when you're gone for any length of time!~

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  194. Put your lights on a timer when going away for a few days !

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  195. Keep important objects in a safe

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  196. Dont post on fb when you are going on vacation.

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