Security Check List
Pre-Lock Security home checklist.... Don't Leave Home Without it!!!
How safe is your home and family?
In addition to your Pre-Lock monitored home security system, there are steps you can take to protect your home and family from burglary, fire and intrusion. Below are some basic tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
- Secure all of your windows in your home with quality window locks that work properly.
- Store cash, jewelry and other valuables in a burglary rated safe like Amsec, Inkas or safety deposit box instead of leaving them lying around the home for intruders to scoop up.
- Keep garage door's shut always so intruders can't have access to your cars, bikes, tools, ladders, etc
- Make sure your landscaping is trimmed well so hedges and shrubs don't hide your windows and provide a intruder shelter to hide. The more private it is the better it is for the intruder.
- Ensure your property is lit well at night to provide your home with security
- When you go away on vacation, use timers for interior lights to provide a lived in look
- Avoid hiding spare keys on the outside of your home that may be easy for someone not authorized to find
- Consider a Pre-Lock monitored home alarm system by a professional security company
- Install a peep hole or door scope on all of your exterior doors that have a wide-angle eye viewer that allows you to identify visitors without opening your door.
- Consider your perimeter security. Walk around your yard at different times of the day to judge lighting and shadows. Think about how you enter and exit the home from different doorways.
- Plant thorny or prickly shrubbery near windows.
- Install motion sensors to control your exterior lighting that come on when you walk in the area of detection.
- Do not leave your home unlocked for a child coming home from school. Consider an electronic lock in lieu of hide-a-keys or leaving a door unlocked.
- Never leave ground level windows open or ajar when you're not home or sleeping.
- Be careful when picking a locksmith service from the Internet. Google searches often generate non professional scam locksmiths results. When they answer the phone "Locksmith" that is the sign of a scam locksmith provider. Move on and find someone you can trust, after all they may be giving you a key to your house!
- Have you taken steps to reinforce all windows located in or next to entrance doors? Pre-Lock installs security film ask us about it.
- All of your exterior doors must have a dead bolt with at least a one-inch throw bolt. Criminals can defeat conventional key in the knob locks.
- Your home needs a working door bell so you can always hear when someone is at your door. Intruders are looking for homes that are unoccupied and always ring the bell before they break in.
- Install FakeTV which makes your home look like people are watching TV inside when really they are not
- Make sure all of your sliding glass doors have at least one or more of the following:
|| Track lock with key mechanism locking device
|| Hinged door bar to provide visible reminder of security bar in place
|| Insertion pin lock at top of door to prevent lifting the door
|| Metal or wood dowel in track to prevent sliding the door open
Home Fire Safety Tips...
- When buying, building or renovating your home, make sure all roofing materials are fire resistant and meet the fire code.
- Never ever leave candles or other open flames burning unattended in your home.
- Wash down your cigarette and cigar butts with water before dumping them in the trash.
- Don't leave hot irons, or burning stovetops and outdoor grills unattended while in use. Double-check that you've turned them off after use.
- Regularly clear and dispose of dry or dead vegetation in your yard or areas near your home.
- Make sure the lid stays on your trash can, and store firewood and other combustibles away from your home.
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home. For the best detection and notification protection,
- Install both ionization and photoelectric-type smoke alarms. Put them inside or near every bedroom.
- Test them monthly to make sure they work. Put in new batteries once a year.
- Make a fire escape plan for your family. Find two exits out of every room. Pick a meeting place outside.
- Practice makes perfect - hold a family fire drill at least twice each year.
- Be sure your street address is visibly posted so that firefighters can identify your home in the event of an emergency
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