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Home Security Checklist

Here’s what to do …

  • Keep doors locked when you are at home alone.
  • Keep your car doors locked when parked.
  • Close and lock windows and doors when leaving your home.
  • Secure all swinging doors with deadbolt locks. Use locking bars to secure sliding doors.
  • Don’t hide spare keys. Give them to a trusted neighbor.
  • Check your smoke and alarm systems once a month.
  • Change your smoke detector batteries twice a year when the time changes.
  • Use automatic timers to turn indoor lights on an off to make it appear you are at home.
  • Ask a neighbor to watch over your home and pick up deliveries while you are away.
  • Identify your belongings by engraving an identifying number on your possessions or video taping them.
  • Ask your police department for a home security survey and follow up by taking care of any problem areas.
  • Join or start a Neighborhood Watch Group for your block.

Special thanks to the National Safety Council