Protect Your Home From Intruders
SAFETY AT YOUR
FRONT DOOR -
1. Never automatically open your front door. Make
you know your caller's identity before admitting him.
2. If the
person at your door is a stranger, ask for
identification to be passed
under the door. If he is unable
to do this, do not admit him.
is advisable to have a wide angle viewer (peep-hole)
in the door so
that you can check a person's identity
without unlocking your
HOME SAFETY -
1. All doors in your home leading to the
have dead-bolt locks.
2. When away at night, leave a
3. Do not leave a key over a door or under a mat.
The single lock on a garage door is inadequate to
keep intruders from
prying up the opposite side and
crawling in. Use a padlock. But never
leave it unlocked.
This is an invitation to have the padlock removed so
a key can be made, and the lock returned to its
Later, the burglar returns when no one is home and enters
his leisure, using "his" key.
5. Mark your valuables and keep an
accurate record of all
your most valuable possessions (Read "How To
Valuables From Theft").
6. When leaving on a
A. Stop all deliveries.
B. Connect a light to a timer.
Notify the police and have a neighbor check your
D. Have someone maintain your lawn.
7. Be a concerned
neighbor. If you see a suspicious person,
car or situation, contact the
SAFETY FOR THE APARTMENT DWELLER -
1. If you live in an
apartment building with an intercom
system to the front door, make sure
the landlord keeps it in
2. Never admit anyone
unless you are expecting him or know him.
3. Never admit anyone to the
building who is there to see
another tenant or to deliver something to
4. Anyone asking admission so that he can do some
another tenant should not be admitted, but should be
to the building's manager.
5. If you see someone in your
building who looks out of place
or is acting suspiciously, contact the