Here are a few ways to be safer at home
- Replace lock when keys are lost or when you have moved into a few home.
- Have and practice a safety plan for fires or other emergencies.
- Have a first aid kit on hand because all types of accidents can happen at home.
- Have important numbers to emergency services and helpful contacts handy!
- Always ask repair person, deliver people, etc. for proper identification before giving them access to your home.
- Install locks on all doors and windows and use them.
- Close blinds and curtains at dusk.
- Know your neighbors, especially those who can be called in an emergency. Have their phone numbers handy.
- Neighborhood Watch can be effective. Become involved.
- Avoid unsafe situations and being alone with people you do not know. If you expect a professional into your home, try to have someone else at home with you during that time.
- When traveling home, if you feel like you are being followed go to the nearest emergency station.
- Maintain good visibility around the home. Trim shrubs and trees.
- Make sure all areas are well lit. If entryway bulbs are burned out, change them or ask your property manager to do so.
- Install a peep-hole in your front door. If you can’t install a peephole, always ask “Who’s there?” before opening the door.
- Teach children not to open the door to anyone or tell any phone caller where you are or when you will return.