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Home Security and Crime Prevention Tips Dont Make it Easy for the Bad Guys!

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018


Robber breaking into a homeKeep an inventory with serial numbers, purchase receipts and photographs of resalable appliances, antiques, furniture and jewelry. Store copies in a safe place.

Keep your home well lit at night. Consider installing exterior lighting and/or motion sensing lights.

Dont place high dollar electronic items/appliances such as TVs, home entertainment systems, etc., where they can be seen through windows from the outside. Or keep blinds closed.

If you will be away from your residence for an extended period of time, dont store high dollar items in your residence. Or keep them in a locked fireproof safe that is bolted to the floor. Notify neighbors and the police department when going away on a trip.

Always lock your doors and windows – install deadbolts on all your doors.

Use the Neighborhood Watch program to keep an eye on your neighborhood.

Dont leave notes on the door when going out. Leave lights on or use timers when youre away for an extended period.

When you are away, cancel all deliveries and arrange for your yard to be mowed.

Arrange for your mail to be held by the post office or ask a neighbor to collect it for you.

Place house numbers where they can be easily seen by police and other first responders, especially at night. Consider using numbers made out of reflective material.

Consider installing a home security system.

Trim surrounding vegetation such as shrubs and trees so that they do not provide concealment for would be thieves.

DON’T hesitate to report crime or suspicious activity.

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