Home safety is extremely important step in policing.
Never automatically open your front door. Make sure you know your caller's identity before admitting them.
If the person at your door is a stranger, ask for identification. If he is unable to do this, do not admit him.
It is advisable to have a wide angle viewer (peep-hole) in the door so that you can check a person's identity without unlocking your door.
All doors in your home leading to the outside should have dead bolt locks.
When away at night, leave a light burning.
Do not leave a key over a door or under a mat.
Mark your valuables and keep an accurate record of all your most valuable possessions.
When leaving on a trip: Stop all deliveries. Connect a light to a timer. Notify the police and have a neighbor check your home periodically. Have someone maintain your lawn.
Be a concerned neighbor. If you see a suspicious person, car or situation, contact the police.
If you live in an apartment building with an intercom system to the front door, make sure the landlord keeps it in operating order.
Never admit anyone unless you are expecting them or know them.
Never admit anyone to the building who is there to see another tenant or to deliver something to another apartment.
Anyone asking admission so that he can do some work for another tenant should not be admitted, but should be referred to the building's manager.
If you see someone in your building who looks out of place or is acting suspiciously, contact the police.
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