Thieves often steal a valuable door lock and use it as a key to access a house.
Here are some easy steps to prevent a theft.
Never open the door from the inside.
Never unlock the door with a key.
Always lock the door using a key or a lock.
Lock the door before you leave the house and before you open the front door.
Keep a clear lockbox in your house to store your keys.
Never use a keyless entry system such as the keypad, lock-in or keychain.
Use a strong door lock with a strong spring clip.
Always use a door lock that has a spring clip and has a small, clear hole in the top for the lock to fit inside.
Be sure to secure the lock in a strong place, such as a garage, closet, or basement.
Never place a key in a locked door with the door open.
Always put your keys in a secure location.
Make sure you are using a strong key with a high-quality spring clip to lock the key in the correct position.
Never try to force a door open by pushing the door.
It can be difficult to break the spring clip or break the lock.
Never cut or damage the lock or key chain, especially when it is in a secured location.
Do not put the key inside the door or other door.
Always wear gloves and wear long sleeves and shirts when you are entering a locked house.
Do NOT attempt to open a locked lock by lifting it or by using a door key.
NEVER try to open the lock using your hands.
Always place the key, keypad or keyhole in a safe place before you enter the house.
Never leave a key unattended while the lock is in use.
Never lock a locked home with a motorized keypad.
Never store a keypad with a broken spring clip in a dry or dryer-dryer lock box.
Never throw a key at a locked or unlocked door.
Never put a key on a keychain or other keyless entrance device.
Never insert a key into a locked car door without securing it with a door pad or other secure device.
Never plug a key-ring into a broken lock or other closed door.
Never turn the key or keypad upside down in a car door.
Never remove a key from a locked vehicle without securing the key with tape or secure devices.
Never attach a key ring to a keyhole or a keycap.
Never replace a key with another.
Never enter a locked room or a locked kitchen without using the lock key or an open-ended keyhole.
Never change a key while a lock is on. 33.
Never apply pressure to a locked keyhole without first securing the door to the keyhole with tape.
Never pull on a lock with the finger of a hand while it is being locked.
Never lift a door or lock with your hand.
Never touch a locked appliance or device with a closed hand.
Never play music or sound effects from a mobile phone while a door is closed.
Never drop a key through a locked window.
Never make a loud noise, such the tapping of keys or clacking of keys.
Never take a hand-held phone or tablet into a room where the lock can be easily seen or heard.
Never go inside a locked bedroom, closet or bathroom without a key, lock or a strong padlock.
Never wear gloves or wear long sleeve shirts in the house while a locked safe is in operation.
Never give a key without first using the door key or securing it. 44.
Never let a key slip from your hand without first locking it with tape, a strong lock or another secured device.
Never bring a mobile device into a safe or lock room.
Never allow a mobile-device-controlled device to be used in a room in which a safe is located.
Never send a text message or a phone call to a person who is not present at the safe or in the room.
Never look at a closed safe door while the door is open or when the door has a key lock or spring clip secured to it. 49.
Never walk up or down a locked stairwell, elevator, or stairway without securing a door with tape over the lock, key, or key pad.
Never climb up a locked walkway without first securely locking it. 51.
Never attempt to climb up the locked ladder in a garage or a basement without first sealing the ladder with tape before entering the home.
Never ride a horse or other animal in a house without first secure a door latch