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SAFETY AT YOUR FRONT DOOR
1. Never automatically open your front door. Make sure you know
your caller's identity before admitting him.
2. If the person at your door is a stranger, ask for
identification to be passed under the door. If he is unable to
do this, do not admit him.
3. 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.
1. All doors in your home leading to the outside should have
2. When away at night, leave a light burning.
3. Do not leave a key over a door or under a mat.
4. The single lock on a garage door is inadequate to keep
intruders from prying up the opposite side and crawling in. Use
a padlock. But never leave it unlocked. This is an invitation
to have the padlock removed so that a key can be made, and the
lock returned to its position. Later, the burglar returns when
no one is home and enters at his leisure, using "his" key.
5. Mark your valuables and keep an accurate record of all your
most valuable possessions.
6. When leaving on a trip:
A. Stop all deliveries.
B. Connect a light to a timer.
C. Notify the police and have a neighbor check your home
D. Have someone maintain your lawn.
7. Be a concerned neighbor. If you see a suspicious person, car
or situation, contact the police.
SAFETY FOR THE APARTMENT DWELLER
1. If you live in an apartment building with an intercom system
to the front door, make sure the landlord keeps it in operating
2. Never admit anyone unless you are expecting him or know him.
3. Never admit anyone to the building who is there to see
another tenant or to deliver something to another apartment.
4. 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.
5.If you see someone in your building who looks out of place or
is acting suspiciously, contact the police.