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Safety Tips for Doggy Doors

Dated: November 3 2023

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You’ve purchased a home with a large backyard and all your pup wants to do is be
outside.But after the 10th time, you have to get up and open the door to let him or her in and out, you start researching doggy doors. Long-term convenience with a fairly simple installation sounds great to you! However, before committing, you should consider how it may affect the safety of your home.

A doggy door is a home feature that can make your house more susceptible to burglary. These doors are almost always placed in a back dooror wall of the home, putting it out of the line of sight for passing traffic and neighbors. If a robber is small enough, they may be able to slip right through the door or use it to reach in and unlock the doors

As long as you remain conscious and aware of the safety implications, there are several ways to secure your doggy door, keeping convenience in place while protecting you and your family. The first and easiest option is to select a door
that includes a sliding bolt or has a self-locking feature. If you have a security system in place, you can have the design adjusted to include the doggy door and surrounding area.Many of these systems include sensors and cameras intelligent enough to ignore your pet’s body weight or shape, but pick up on anything else.
Alternatively, you could install a motion detecto that will signal you on your phone or report to your security company if s omeone is coming in and out of your home.

Regardless of the option you choose, make sure you take precautions to protect the safety of your family members, both human and furry.

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Marilyn Johnson

As a realtor who has lived in the area for over twenty years, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. Properties are not the same everywhere, so you need....

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