Home Security Checklist
Use the following guide to conduct your own Home Security Checklist. The more ‘yes’ boxes you can tick, the harder you make it for burglars:
- Are your trees and shrubs trimmed so it’s hard for burglars to hide behind?
- Do you have solid core doors?
- Do you have locks and deadbolts or deadlocks fitted?
- Do you have security screens on doors and windows?
- Does your door have a peephole?
- Do your windows have key-locks or security devices?
- Does your house have an automatic light timer or sensor lights?
- Are the entrances to your home well lit?
- Is your home fitted with an alarm?
- Are there fences and gates on your property to restrict access?
- Is the garage or shed kept locked?
- Are your tools and ladders stored away?
- Is the meter box locked?
- Are your contents and valuables engraved or marked for easy identification?
- Have you recorded the serial numbers?
- Do you have window stickers letting burglars know you have an alarm and your property is marked?
- Is there a phone or mobile in the bedroom with emergency numbers handy?
- Do you have a dog?
- Is your house number clearly visible from the street?
- Have you joined Neighbourhood Watch?
Going on holidays?
- Have you let your neighbours know? Provide them with dates and emergency contact details.
- Do your doors and windows lock securely?
- Have you arranged for mail to be held, redirected by your post office, or asked a neighbour to collect your mail for you?
- Are your deliveries such as newspapers cancelled?
- Have you asked a neighbour to bring your rubbish and recycling out on your regular bin night?
- Are your house keys left with a trusted friend or neighbour instead of concealed inside or outside the house?
- Do you have someone organised to cut your lawn and water your garden?
- Are your garden tools and ladders locked away?
- Have you turned down the ringing volume on your telephone?
- Consider asking your neighbours to park a second car in your driveway.
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