In today’s economy there is a climbing unemployment rate, in return causing the crime rates to go up. With vehicles and homes being broken into, desperate people are looking to grab as many items as they can in hopes to sell it to make ends meet. It is scary to think that one day you may walk in on someone in your home or perhaps they could come in on you and your family while you sleep. Taking precautionary steps to avoid keep your family and possessions is a must! There are a couple of ways to go about this: First, you should always make sure that your locks are all engaged. It sounds like a given, but criminals are more likely to come back to a home or vehicle if they know that the possibilities of it being unlocked are high. Secondly, if the locks are not engaging correctly you should call a locksmith immediately. A professional will come out and either re-key your locks or install a top of the line security to ensure that no one has access to the inside of your home but you and whomever you allow to. With a keypad, you can also delete the code of someone that you no longer wish to have that access. Also, it is always a good idea to have a fireproof safe inside your home for your valuables and guns. This will make it much harder for a thief to collect your most valuable possessions.