Home Security Tips

Here are some recommendations to enhance your home security

  • Use bright lights. The brighter the better. Criminals do not like light. Having dark areas around your home is an invitation to criminal activity
  • Invest in motion lights.
  • Keep a few interior lights on when no one is home.
  • Close shades at night.
  • Do not leave a spare key to your house under a doormat or anywhere outside where it could be easily found.
  • Keep doors locked even if you're only leaving for a few minutes.
  • Check to be sure all locks are in the correct working order. Change any locks that are loose or not sturdy.
  • Lock sliding doors
  • Check windows for working locks
  • Keep shrubs well maintained. Over grown landscaping can give concealment for potential burglars.
  • Keep your garage door shut. Do not advertise to the neighborhood what you have in your garage.
  • Lock garage utility doors. These doors tend to be forgotten by homeowners. Be sure it is a sturdy door with a sturdy working lock.
  • Keep personal items, such as bikes, grills, or lawnmowers, in a locked garage or hidden from view with a tarp and secured in a stationary position.
  • Do not keep firearms easily accessible. Keep all firearms locked in a safe with trigger locks.
  • Stop all deliveries while on vacation. Have a trusted neighbor pick up your mail or newspapers.