Burglary Prevention Check List
Fill out the following form and print it for your own records.

Outside Perimeter
Yes    No

Are doors fitted with dead-bolt locks?
Are your doors of solid construction?
Do your doors fit their frames snugly?
Are strike plates properly secured?
Do you have key locks on inside doors within arms reach of windows?
Are door hinges inaccessible?
Do you lock your porch and garage?
Do you lock your doors when away from home for short periods/
Do you lock the doors out of your view when working in the yard?
Do you avoid leaving keys hidden near access doors?
Do you avoid leaving notes on the door to indicate your absence?
Are your windows fitted with locks and do you lock them?
Are sliding doors and windows secured with a track pin or Charlie Bar?
Do you keep tools, ladders, etc. in places inaccessible to potential burglars?
Do you store lawn mowers, snowblowers, gas barbecues, etc. out of sight when not in use?
Do you light the outside of your home to discourage prowling or loitering?
When you move to a new residence do you hire a reliable locksmith to re-key all locks?
Do you change your locks immediately if your keys are lost or stolen?

INSIDE SECURITY:
Yes  No

Do you refuse to provide information regarding your property to telephone surveys?
Do you avoid leaving valuables, coin collections or larger amounts of cash at home?
Do you leave lights on and a radio playing when out for short periods?
Have you marked your valuables or recorded serial numbers for identification?

VACATION SECURITY:
Yes  No

Do you notify a neighbor of your travel plans and give a key with a request for a periodic house check?
Do you leave window shades in the normal positions?
Do you cancel all deliveries?
Do you make arrangements for your yard to be kept up and any mail or brochures to be picked up?
If you own a second car, do you park it in the driveway?
Do you use a light timer on interior and exterior lights?
Do you double check all doors and windows to be sure they are properly secured before leaving?

APARTMENT SECURITY:
Yes  No

Do you refer unknown persons seeking entrance to the manager?
Do you report suspicious activities to the manager or police?
Do you advise the manager of any travel plans and request apartment checks and mail pick-up?
Do you store valuable property in your apartment locker?

IF YOU ANSWER IS NO TO ANY OF THE ABOVE YOU SHOULD IMPROVE YOUR HOME SECURITY.

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