Home security, you're the key!


In the latest edition of ewatch, local police are urging people to be more vigilant over the summer and holidays.

Below is a checklist to help you dramatically reduce the chances of your home being burgled. 

A quick home security appraisal: With every “yes” you answer to the following points, your home becomes more burglar proof.

  • Are all doors and windows equipped with adequate locks, including garage and shed doors?
  • Are gates kept locked when not in use?
  • Are shrubs trimmed to eliminate hiding places?
  • Do you have security sensor lights on the exterior of your home?
  • Is there a peep hole in your main door or other visual access to visitors at the front door?
  • Do you have auto timing switches for lights/TV/radio?
  • Do you have a safe for your valuables?
  • Are valuables engraved or marked for identification?
  • Have serial numbers been recorded?
  • Have you removed any keys hidden outside
  • Do you have a security alarm?
  • Do you have a dog?
  • Is your pet door properly secured when not in use?
  • Is your street number clearly visible from the street?

When leaving your home, ask yourself “Does it look like the house is empty?”