Summer time is right around the corner and it’s a good time to ensure that you are using your first line of defense against burglars: yard signs and window stickers. Alarm signage should not be underestimated; statistically they reduce your risk of having a break-in six fold. Burglars generally target homes and businesses that are simple to break into and to get out of, so announcing that you have a security system is a significant deterrent. The yard signs should be placed near visible locations such as your driveway, your front door, or any other access points to your home or business. The window stickers should be placed on visible doors and windows near eye level or near the bottom of the window so that they are clearly visible to potential intruders.