Home Safety Tips
- Make sure there are good locks on exterior doors and windows.
- Lock up when you go out, are asleep, or alone, even if it is only for a few minutes. It takes a thief ten seconds or less to enter an open room and steal your property.
- Trim flowers that hides doorways or windows.
- Set timers on lights and radios to make your home appear lived-in when you are away.
- Have a neighbor regularly check on your home when you are away and report any suspicious activities (Good turn deserves another)
- Mark your valuables with a number or identification unique to you, with an engraving pen and keep a list of them in a safe place.
- Get to know your neighbors and their daily routines.
- Keep a list of emergency numbers, especially of the police station close to you.
- Make sure your home is fenced, and if you can afford it,you can have a smart security guard.
- Trim bushes to less than 3 feet to eliminate possible hiding places, especially near windows and sidewalks
- Trim tree canopies to at least 8 feet to allow visibility into your property.
Replace solid walls in front yards with open fencing to eliminate hiding places and make climbing more difficult.
- Install a wide-angle peephole in your front door so you can look out to an on coming visitor without being seen yourself.
- Do not give out information about your neighbors.
- Do not make it easy on burglars.
- Keep valuables away from windows
Other security and prevention tips:
Safety at Home
ATM Security Tips
Vehicle Security Tips