Richardson, Texas – In January of 2016, a realtor named Mariana Harrison posted some advice on her career profile page on Facebook that caused quite a stir on social media.
I shall be sharing her exact wording in this posting as it appears on her Facebook page.
Read below to find out exactly what it was that she posted.
Story/Images Credit: Mariana Harrison (Facebook: 2016)
On her Facebook page, Mariana Harrison had the following to say: "My dad gave me this advice a long time ago when I moved into my first apartment. He even came out and changed the screws for me as soon as I moved in. Someone else recently posted about it and I thought I should share!"
A good home security tip that you may have never thought about.... Most contractors install the plates with the supplied screws which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar.
He installed 4-inch screws in their place that go through the door frame and into the framing of the house.
They can kick for a long time before they get tired! You can see in the picture [above] the [small] screw in his hand is the screw supplied with the door hardware.
Making a burglar make a bunch of noise and be foiled in their initial plan can not only give you time to arm yourself, but they will most likely move on to an easier target."
In keeping with the good advice above offered by Ms Harrison, I would like to add that other simple safety tips include the installation of a steel or solid wood door (as opposed to a hollow wood door) as your primary front door, as well as never leaving any keys 'hidden' under pots, mats or on the top of your door frame, as these are the first places that burglars think to look for them.
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