Make Your Home Safe and Secure
Install good locks on doors and windows and use them! Don’t hide keys in mailboxes, planters, or under doormats. Instead, leave keys with trusted friends.
Ask for photo identification from service or delivery people before letting them inside your home.
Be sure your street address number is large, clear of obstruction, and well-lighted so emergency personnel can find your home quickly.
Consider a home alarm system that provides emergency monitoring for burglary, fire, and medical emergencies.
If you are traveling, ask a neighbor to watch your house. If you have an alarm system, use it!.
Put timers on different lights throughout the interior and exterior of the house.
Have newspapers, mail and deliveries held or picked up by someone you trust.
Take a home inventory of your valuables & record serial numbers; engrave property with an ID number. Photograph your items.
Do not publicize that you will be out of town for on your answering machine, social media, or to others whom you do not know.
Start a Neighborhood Watch group so you and your neighbors can identify and report suspicious activities.