Shirley Brown, your local Coquitlam REALTOR®

(604) 939-6666

Thanks again for your overwhelming response for “The Shelter Foundation” as we try to help end Violence against woman. Check out the website  www.shelterfoundation.ca

Please come out and support the Foundation at the Garage Sale on Saturday May 11

We will also have bake sale, BBQ hot dogs etc, face painting for the kids and adults as well.

 

Also we have containers for “Pennies for Shelter” Bring all the pennies you have around the house, ask your friends & family& neighbours.

 

You can help with your support which will Help Women And Children Escape Violence And Rebuild Their Lives.

 

Thanks again and it you have any questions please call me directly at 604-671-1060 or email me at shirleybrown@shaw.ca

 

Best Regards

Shirley Brown

 

 

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Home safety is more than locked doors and alarms 



When it comes to home security, most homeowners think about door locks and alarms. These are, of course, very important. However, there is also a lot you can do around your property to prevent the possibility of a break-in.

 

One important part of home security is outdoor lighting. Your home doesn't need to be lit up like a baseball diamond at night, but your exterior lighting should illuminate your yard enough to be a deterrent to burglars.

 

Some burglars hide around the property and wait for someone to arrive and open the door so they can use that opportunity to force their way into your home.

Security experts suggest that you walk around your property and look for areas where someone could hide, such as behind tall shrubbery like a cedar hedge or behind a tool shed. Make sure these areas are well lit.

 

Pay particular attention to lighting around exterior doors, especially the back door.

 

Home security experts also recommend that exterior lighting be installed with a timed dimmer. The lights can then be set to cast a bright light in the early evening, and then a dimmer light throughout the rest of the night.

 

Lights installed with motion detectors can also be effective in certain areas. The sensors will cause the light to turn on or brighten when someone comes onto that part of your property. Generally, thieves will flee as soon as they see a light turn on.

 

Do you hide a spare key under the front door mat or in a flower pot? No matter how clever you think you are, experienced thieves know all the common hiding places. So, if you need to have a spare key available, put it in a small combination lock box and hide the box. That way, if a burglar finds the box, he still won't be able to open it and access the key.


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