Safety in Your Home

Everyone knows it is important to lock your doors when you leave. It is just as important to keep them locked when you are at home. A lock won't do any good if you let the criminal in yourself.


  • Install a peephole in the door to check the identity of all persons at your door, including repairmen, delivery personnel, or salespersons.
  • Keep windows locked.
  • Do not let strangers in to use the phone; offer to make a call for them while they wait outside.
  • When you move into a new home or apartment, have the locks re-keyed or change all the locks.
  • Don't hide keys outside; criminals know where to look for them.
  • Never tell anyone on the phone you are home alone, and make sure children or babysitters do the same.
  • If you're a woman, don't list your first name on the mailbox or in the phone book. Use initials and last name only.