Safety Tips

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Home Safety Tips

To keep your home and family safe from crime, experts agree that the best way to deal with crime in the home is to take every step possible to prevent it from happening. Criminals will almost always look for the easiest possible targets. Inspect your home and use these tips to reduce the likelihood of a break-in at your home:

Exterior Doors
  • All doors should have deadbolts (1′ throw)
  • Door between attached garages should have a dead bolt
Windows/Sliding Doors
  • Lock windows
  • Consider using window locks when windows are open
  • Use a charley bar or wood bar on sliding doors to prevent doors from being forced open
  • Keep some exterior lighting on at night in the front and backyards
  • Consider motion lights/fluorescent light bulbs
Garage Doors
  • Keep windows in garages locked
  • When leaving a garage unattended, even for a few minutes, close the garage door
  • Avoid excessive landscaping which allows concealment