A Safer Community....

 

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Do you feel that your home is safe from burglary? 

Do you feel that it will never happen to you? 

Please take a few moments to take the following survey on home security.  Every "NO" answer shows a weak point that makes it easier for a burglar to enter your home.  While NOTHING can guarantee against having your home burglarized, a "YES" answer to all these questions means that you have gone far in protecting your family and preventing a burglary from occurring at your home.

SAFE PRACTICES

Do you keep a list of all valuable property?

Yes

No

Do you have a list of all the serial numbers of your valuable items?

Yes

No

Do you have descriptions of valuables that do not have serial numbers?

Yes

No

Do you bank all your excess cash or valuables?

Yes

No

Do you avoid situations calling for the need to hide a key under a mat?

Yes

No

Have you discussed with your family the need to leave the house undisturbed and call police from a neighbor's home upon discovery of a burglary?

Yes

No

Are your trees and shrubs trimmed regularly to avoid creating hiding places?

Yes

No

Do you have emergency numbers listed on your phone?

Yes

No

Are lights installed around the perimeter of your home?

Yes

No

Is your house number illuminated and easily visible from the street?

Yes

No

Do you lock up your ladder and avoid trellises and drain pipes that could be used as ladders?

Yes

No

DOORS AND ENTRY AREAS

Are your exterior doors made of solid core construction? Yes No
Do you entry doors have a wide angle viewer (peephole)? Yes No
Are the locks secure from being opened if the glass is broken? Yes No
Do exterior doors have cylinder-type deadbolts? Yes No
Can all of your doors be securely locked? Yes No
Do your basement doors have locks that let you isolate that part of your house? Yes No
Are the locks in good repair? Yes No
Did you change the locks or have them re-keyed when moving into your home? Yes No
Do the doors have the hinges pinned or have non-removable pins? Yes No
Does the porch have a minimum of a 60-watt bulb? Yes No
Are the exterior lights equipped with motion sensors? Yes No
Do you lock your garage door at night when you are away from home? Yes No
Do you lock your car when parked in the garage? Yes No

 

WINDOWS

Are your window locks secure and properly mounted? Yes No
Do you keep your windows locked when closed? Yes No
Can you lock a partially open window? Yes No
Do you have secure locks on garage windows? Yes No
Do you have glass-block windows in the basement? Yes No