Home Security

Home Safety Tips

  • Have good outside lighting (front, rear, and sides).
  • Keep shrubs trimmed away from house.
  • Outside doors should be solid wood or metal.
  • Have good deadbolt locks on all outside doors.
  • Have a peep hole on doors especially front doors.
  • Anything that secures and or reinforces glass doors and windows.
  • Don’t hide keys outside.
  • Have smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in several areas of the house.
  • Have escape ladders for all second floor rooms.
  • An alarm system or watchdog will help deter criminals.
  • Secure outside fuse boxes, utility switches and valves.
  • Have a safe room with a solid door and lock, phone and radio (rooms without windows such as bathrooms are best).
  • Keep emergency numbers posted by the phone, and program into speed dial, not necessary for 911.

When Away From Home for More Than a Day

  • Use timers for lights, TV’s, and radio.
  • Stop delivery of mail, newspapers, etc.
  • Tell a trusted neighbor or the police that you will be away.
  • Don’t leave notes on the door.