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Residential Security and Safety

1.        Install quality locks and deadbolts on every exterior door. Use the locks, even when you are home. Ensure your doors are solid and the jambs are not split or cracked. Reinforce entry points as needed.
2.        Do not leave a spare key outside. Invest in a quality electronic lock or leave a spare key with a trusted neighbor.
3.        Lock your windows. If you have window grilles or bars do not use on bedroom windows – remember fire safety. Large, easily accessible windows or glass doors should have security laminate film installed.
4.        Check your burglar alarm and your smoke detectors every 90 days.
5.        Speak to your neighbors about security concerns. Watch out for each other’s property and for unusually activity.
6.        Develop a family safety plan and emergency evacuation plan. Know where each family member is at all times, practice safe habits concerning information about your activities and your home, vary your routines.
7.        Keep track of who you allow into your home, especially during social gatherings. Your guest list should be known to you.
8.        Keep vehicles locked inside of your garage. Keep outbuildings locked and secure.
9.        Install security lighting, including motion-activated lights at entry points, pathways and natural points of approach

Vacation Safety

Vacation safety begins before you leave:
1.        Do not publicize your vacation, especially on social media.
2.        Arrange for mail and newspapers to be held or picked up by a friend.
3.        Double check that everything is locked securely. Consider using a lamp timer if you do not have an intelligent security/automation controller.
4.        In summer arrange to have the lawn mown, in winter the snow shoveled while away.
5.        Trusted friends and/or family should have your travel itinerary as well as departure and return dates.
6.        Always be aware when using public transportation. Know the locations of emergency exits.
7.        Carry little or no cash. Keep funds in travelers checks and bank cards. Keep valuables out of sight and your luggage close at hand. Carry wallets in a front pocket. Keep hand bags in front of your body.
8.        If a bag is snatched, let it go.
9.        Be aware of local customs. Dress down or appropriately for the locale. Avoid excessive jewelry.
10.        At airports, go to the boarding area as fast as possible. This is often the safest area.
11.        Be wary of any ‘innocent’ jostling when in a crowd. Pickpockets will often use this ploy.
12.        Never discuss your day plans with strangers.
13.        Book motel rooms on the 3rd thru 5th floors of hotels. This will avoid most criminal activity near street-level but still be within reach of fire truck ladders.

14.        Do not entertain strangers in your motel room. Be suspicious of overtly friendly strangers.

15.        Valuables, including passports, should be placed in the motel safe, never left in a motel room.

16.        While in a motel room, make use of the door chain, bolt lock and peephole. Do not tell your room number to strangers. Do not open the door if you do not know who it is.

17.        Always be aware of emergency exits. Know how to escape if it would be necessary.

Fire Safety

30,000 people are injured every year by fire. Remember it is the smoke, toxic gas and super-heated air that present the most danger from fire. The critical hours for fire are from 11pm to 6am, hours most people are sleeping.

1.        Smoke detectors are needed on every level of your home, outside of every bedroom, in hallways and stairways and in the kitchen.

2.        Test your detector every 90 days. Replace batteries as needed. Smoke detectors are your best chance of detecting a fire early enough so that you can escape. Consider using monitored smoke detectors as part of your alarm system.

3.        Create a fire escape plan and practice it with your family. Keep fire extinguishers in strategic places in your home, the kitchen, on each level and in each bedroom closet.

Child Safety and Security

1.        Teach children never to admit strangers, better yet never to answer the door unattended.

2.        Make sure younger children know their name, address and phone number. Also teach them 911.

3.        Make sure teenagers are aware of the danger of blind dates and to never meet with anyone they do not know.

4.        Practice safe telephone answering skills. Children should never give out personal details such as home address or absence of mom or dad.

5.        Teach children how to say no strangers and instruct them what to do if approached.

6.        Develop a ‘safe word’ that only you and they know. That way they cannot be fooled by a stranger impersonating a family friend.

7.        Instruct children on emergency plans, including fire evacuation, vacation safety and home safety. Involve your children so they are safety conscious.

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McSherrystown PA 17344

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