Tips on Preventing Break-Ins

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By WSIL Reporter

WSIL  --  Break-ins are a scary reality, but there are a few steps you can take to better protect your home.

Police say simply locking and dead bolting your doors can make a big difference.  There are also reinforcement kits for locks and jams, which can help keep the door intact if someone kicks it.
 
If you have a sliding patio door, make sure that's locked.  You may also want to put a piece of wood in the track so it can't be pried open.
 
Williamson County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Murrah says break-ins generally become more frequent during the late spring and throughout the summer. 
 
"It seems like there more opportunity to walk through a neighborhood and pick things up that are laying around or find doors that are unlocked and open," he said.
 
Murrah says it is important to have a list of your valuables, including the make and model.  It helps police track down. 
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