Safety at Home

Be Prepared

Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Develop a plan.

Avoid situations which would make you vulnerable to crime, such as overloading yourself with baggage and parking in dark parking areas.

At Home

  • Use timing devices to turn on outside and inside lighting, TV's, radios.
  • Use a peephole to check the full view outside before opening the door and always keep the door locked, even if you are only leaving for a few minutes.
  • Do not hide keys outdoors. Change locks if you are moving into a new apartment or never know who has the keys.
  • Use initials rather than your first name in the phone book and on your mailbox.
  • Ask all service company employees for I.D.
  • Do not open the door to a stranger requesting help or the use of your telephone. Offer to make the call yourself.
  • If you see someone in your area who looks out of place or is acting suspiciously, contact the Police Department.