Protecting Yourself at Home


The following tips can help you and your family stay safer at home:
  • Lock your door, even when you intend to return home shortly or even if you are just going down the hall. It take a ten seconds or less to enter an open room and steal your property.
  • Lock or secure doors and windows when you are alone or asleep.
  • Keep emergency numbers by your phone.
  • Do not let strangers enter your premises.
  • If someone asks to borrow your phone, offer to telephone for them instead of allowing them access.
  • Know your neighbors.
  • Do not leave keys in hiding places; thieves will find them.
  • Call 911 to report suspicious persons or activity in or around your neighborhood.
  • Keep PIN cards in a safe place and keep your PIN number secret. If possible, only use ATMs during the day
  • If you find yourself in immediate danger, call 911; try to stay calm and get away at the first opportunity.