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    "Just a quick follow-up note on the work your crews did at my house over the last couple of weeks. In short; the porch railing, painting and tuck pointing was done professionally and looks great. More important, the crews that were out were customer service oriented, thoughtful, friendly and always let me know what was going on. I would not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting."

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  • Inexpensive Security Tricks

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    I was recently talking to my friend and Chef who had his apartment broken into over the weekend. My friend was at work, the lights were turned off, the burglars put the dog in the bathroom, and took everything, from his money, watches to his newly purchased TV.

    Take a look at some of these inexpensive security tricks for your home, courtesy of Money Pit. With the Holidays approaching, it's important to make sure your house is properly secure.

    Door Stops
    • A door with only a handle lock is an easy mark for a crook armed with finesse, a plastic credit card and the desire to break your home security. Instead, add a good-quality deadbolt at each entry. The best deadbolts require a key on the outside and incorporate a thumb latch on the inside. Further strengthen every installation by substituting long, heavy-duty screws for those provided by the manufacturer so that entry doors can be secured to the wood-framed door opening in the wall.
    • No matter which lock you choose, it’s only as strong as the door itself, which is generally weakest around the lock. Add a decorative door reinforcement plate (about $10) to make this zone more secure. For more entry door security tips, check out our Front Door Entryways tips.
    • Improve home security at the patio door by adding a patio bar, which can stop the inside door from sliding open or being pried off if the lock is broken. A sturdy piece of wood strategically placed in the open track can also improve door security.
    • When leaving home for day trips or longer, keep your garage closed to intruders by inserting a large stove bolt through one of the side track holes to prevent the door from being slid open.
    • Install a wide-angle (200-degree) peephole in your front door so that you can easily see who’s come knocking.
    Secure Your Keys
    • Never hide spare keys in “secret” places outside your home, because smart burglars know which flowerpots to look under.
    • Be smart about issuing spare keys. Even though you may be careful about who they’re issued to, you can’t control the paths they may cross or situations in which your key may be exposed to duplication.

    Read more at Money Pit

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