General Security Tips

 

  • Place emergency numbers near phones.
  • If you live alone, don't advertise that on mailbox or phone directory.
  • Don't open doors to, or admit, strangers.
  • Do a security survey of your home.
  • Install deadbolt locks if you don't have them.
  • Install an alarm for additional security.
  • Trim shrubs and trees near windows.
  • Keep most cash in the bank, not in the house.
  • Lock outside power and fuse boxes.
  • Leave some lights on in the house at night.
  • Keep a list of serial numbers for valuable items.
  • Keep the list in a safe place.
  • Consider a safe for secure storage of valuables, papers and weapons.
  • Record credit card numbers and phone numbers to report theft.
  • Join a neighborhood watch program.
  • Let neighbors know if you will be gone on a trip.
  • Stop deliveries before travel.
  • Watch for strangers in neighborhood, get license numbers, description.
  • Don't leave children unattended.
  • Mark major appliances with SSAN, drivers license or phone number.
  • Never leave house keys with valet parking.
  • Don't leave spare keys outside, if necessary give one to a neighbor.
  • Consider high security locks.
  • Avoid displaying valuables to strangers.
  • Don't give unsolicited callers on phone personal information.
  • Don't give unsolicited callers on phone credit card info.
  • Never leave a message on answering machine that you are out of town.
  • Always ensure auto security and remove keys, even in garage.
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