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  • Don't leave a key outside your home even if you think it's well hidden

  • Leave a light on in your home after you retire for the night.

  • Deadbolt locks should be used on all doors.

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Safety Tips

img  Don’t leave a key outside your home even if you think it’s well hidden. Instead leave one with a trusted neighbor or friend. Most places you might hide a key can be uncovered by an experienced intruder. Make sure you close and lock all doors and windows that are accessible from outside your home.

img   Leave a light on in your home at night after you retire. Lighting is a deterrent to intruders and should be used when you’re away from your home. Timers are inexpensive and can make potential intruders wonder whether the home is occupied. A radio should be controlled by a timer when you’re away as well.

img   Deadbolt locks should be used on all doors. Windows should be well secured with latches available from your local hardware store. You might also consider shatterproof glass.

img   Make sure you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors on a regular basis. A good time to do this is when you set your clocks forward in the spring. You should periodically check your locks to see if they’ve been tampered with.

img  Don’t admit anyone to your home that you’re not expecting. In the event that a person represents themselves as an official employee of a utility or public agency, ask for identification and don’t be reluctant to refuse entry if you can’t verify by telephone that they are who they say. Use a chain and peephole whenever answering your door.

img   Test your alarm system at least monthly, WATCHDOG recommends weekly.

img   Make sure to have a friend or neighbor pick up your mail and any newspapers or packages when you leave your home unattended.

img  Arm your alarm system, whenever you leave the home and when you retire for the night.

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