How to Improve the Safety of Your Home

A Home Security Survey is a critical on-sight examination of a property to determine what the present security status is, identify any deficiencies or excesses of security, determine what level of protection is needed, and make recommendations to improve the overall security of the premises.

Most burglaries in Waterford are committed by low- to medium-skilled burglars. They use such tools as rocks, screwdrivers, channel lock pliers, etc. to gain entry. Their targets are often selected at random, based on their perceived opportunity to successfully commit the crime. Due to the inadequate security of many premises, these relatively unskilled people can gain entry in 4 to 45 seconds.

This booklet is designed to help you understand how to improve the security of your home. All of the suggestions are relatively simple and do not cost a great deal to implement. While there are no foolproof methods for preventing burglaries, the tips in this booklet can make your home more crime resistant.

There are many good security devices that are not mentioned here. This booklet is meant to be used as a guide and a reminder only, and some items mentioned will not apply to you.