Checklist: Home Safety
Here are some things you can do to make your
not leave a house key under a mat, in the mailbox or in any other
obvious hiding area near the door.
emergency numbers by the phone.
doors locked at all times.
has keys to your house.
detector lighting is a good deterrent in the yard.
know your neighbors.
thick, prickly shrubs close to basement and ground windows to deter
let anyone lure you out of your home.
bedroom door should have a lock. You should also have a telephone in
the locks when moving into a new home.
the locks when personnel with keys leave.
sure your house number is visible day and night-on all streets or
roof openings and exhaust systems.
window air-conditioning units to wall to prevent them from being easily
removed from the outside.
sure all outside doors to your house have keyed knob sets and deadbolt
lock the doors when you leave the house and when you return.
security bars for added protection on sliding patio doors and entry
padlocks that are highly resistant to weather and the elements if they
are going to be used outside.
lock gate, garage, shed, and storage doors.
are unsure of home security products, consult a locksmith or home
put valuables where they can be seen from the windows.
keep large amounts of cash or extremely valuable jewelry around the
blinds or drapes closed at night.
installing a security/alarm system in your home.