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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • Security 101 From A San Francisco Policeman

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    My godfather and retired San Francisco police officer Jim Kelly is here to give us some of his simple and productive tips on security! Let's hear em Jim:

    1) Trim shrubs and bushes in your yard to prevent them from being used as hiding places by criminals. This is especially true around doors, windows, and walkways along the path you take from your car to the house.

    2) If you have a particularly vulnerable ground floor window, (such as a child's room) plant holly bush next to it. The sharp thorns make it especially difficult for anyone to get near the window. ( Don't worry about it being a deterrent to emergency responders. Fire personal show up in packs of eight with axes and chain saws. Cops show up one at a time, but they are a lot tougher!)

    3) Light up the exterior of your home. (Lighting is one of the best crime deterrents for night time crime.) Many of the new LED lights are efficient, economic, and effective.

    4) Be sure your house number is clearly visible to responding emergency personnel. Seconds count in an emergency. The numbers should be on a contrasting background. It is especially helpful when they are back lit at night.

    5) If you go away for any length of time, be sure the yard is clipped, newspapers and mail picked up or cancelled.

    It's O.K. to lie. Really, it is! here's how:
    7) Even if you don't own a dog, put signs on all entrances to your back yard stating "beware of dog."
    8 ) If your home is unoccupied during the day, place a sign next to the doorbell (burglars almost always ring first to see if anyone is home.) that reads "day sleeper, please do not ring or knock." (You should also put up a "no peddling or soliciting" sign.)
    9) If you really want to get creative, put a chair near the front door. In front of the chair place a pair of size sixteen motorcycle boots. On the back of the chair, drape a size 4XL beat up jacket bearing a name tag that reads "MOOSE."

     

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