Some homeowners waste time and money on gimmicks and gadgets like hide-a-key rocks, but their houses may still be vulnerable to break-ins. Here are some tips from a recent Miami Herald article to help protect your home.

•Make sure your deadbolt locks are properly installed and secure.

•Get protective devices to prevent your front door from being kicked in.

•Don’t forget to fully lock your door and windows. Many people still forget this number one rule.

•If you have a security system, use it and use it often. Also, have battery backups just in case of an emergency.

These tips can help you burglar proof your home; take the extra five minutes to make your house less desirable to criminals. Click here for the complete list.

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