Advent Security

Home and Personal Safety Tips

Home & Personal Safety

  • Be sure your Advent stake sign is visible at all times. A burglar is 3 times more likely to attack a home that does not have an electronic security system.
  • Maintain proper exterior lighting. Outdoor lighting at your home can reduce your chances of having your home burglarized. Make sure your exterior lighting allows you the ability to get from your vehicle to your point of entry into your home.
  • Keep all windows and doors locked whenever you are not home.
  • Make sure your answering machine does not indicate that you are not home.
  • If children are home alone, they should not answer the door or allow anyone in the home.
  • Do not give your house key, digital code or code word out to temporary workers. If possible, don’t hide a spare key outside your home; instead, give it to a trusted neighbor.
  • Do not leave valuables in sight through windows.
  • Don’t leave items outside or in view that could be used by burglars to gain entry into your house, examples would be a ladder or tools.
  • Having a privacy fence can provide cover for someone trying to break into your home. If a fence is necessary, consider a picket or chain-link fence instead.
  • Don’t have your name on your mailbox. This information can be used by burglars to gain access to your phone number, who will then call and be able to see if you’re home. Instead, have bright and visible address numbers that can be seen in case of an emergency.
  • Join a neighborhood watch if available in your community. Follow this link for information on neighborhood watch and how to start your own.
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