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Exactly what can you do to secure your home if your keys accidentally end up in the wrong hands? That’s a question nearly two out of every three American property owners ought to consider closely, according to a new research.

The study, Threat at America’s Doorstep: Who Has The Keys To Your Apartment?, looked at how property owners protect– or fail to shield– their home keys and protect their home.

The survey found that a bulk (64%) of American homeowners have actually knowingly circulated their residence keys beyond their immediate family and virtually one-third (27%) of American residents have handed out an essential 3 or more times.

Every 15 seconds a burglar breaks into a residence, apartment or condo in the U.S. Burglars are typically quick to attack a home’s most convenient point of entry, and absolutely nothing’s much easier than unlocking a front door with a set of keys.

Luckily, there are ways to prevent complete strangers from entering your home– even if they have your secret. For example, high security locks looks works just like a common deadbolt lock, however it provides an effective new safety feature-a patent pending shutting out function that locks out all secrets.

To activate, owners simply secure the deadbolt as they would a basic deadbolt and then pull the lever towards them. This easy movement locks the deadbolt into an “engaged” position that shuts out any trick. The lock can just be engaged or released from indoors and can be easily set up in any common entry door, changing other basic deadbolt.

To guard their homes, homeowners must:.

1. Try to keep keys secured where they will not be forgotten or left behind.

2. Do not conceal type in “secret” places outside your home-experienced burglars can normally find them.

3. Never ever attach your tricks to anything that lists your name, address or contact number, and never ever leave them behind in a locked (or opened) car.

4. Always separate your house keys from your vehicle secrets each time you valet your car or drop it off for maintenance.

5. Just offer your keys to somebody who will safeguard them as if they were their own.