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DENVER — How safe is your home?

Home break-ins are on the rise and a locked door is no challenge for some criminals. Denver security expert Jake Schucker of  Reliable Home Security offered some tips to make your home more secure.

During the first 4 1/2 months of this year, there were just less than 10,000 crimes reported in the city and county of Denver. Of those, nearly 60 percent were property crimes.

The good news is there are simple and inexpensive things you can do to increase your home security such as purchasing contact magnets for windows and doors that sound an alarm when separated.

Always turn on your alarm system, never leave “hidden keys” near your home, keep garage doors closed and make sure valuables aren’t in plain sight.

To  learn more about available home security systems, visit Reliable Home Security.