Security Check List

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Lynn Police Department

HOME SECURITY CHECKLIST

 

This checklist is designed to help perform a security survey of your home.
A “NO” signifies a possible weakness in your home’s security.

 

Doors

 

 Y        N     

[  ]    [  ]    Are all outside doors of metal or solid wood construction?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are all door frames strong and tight enough to prevent forcing and spreading?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are door hinges protected from removal from the outside?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are all windows further than 40 inches from the door locks?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are all door locks adequate and in good repair?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are strikers and striker plates adequate and properly installed?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are locks out of reach of mail slots, delivery ports and pet entrances?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are all screen and storm door locks adequate and in good repair?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are all entrances lighted with at least a 40 watt light?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Can the front entrance be observed from a street or a public area?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Is the sliding glass door panel secured from being lifted out?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Is a “charley-bar” or keyed auxiliary lock used on the sliding glass door?

 

 

Windows

 

 Y        N     

[  ]    [  ]    Are all window locks adequate and in good repair?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do windows have screens and storm windows that lock from inside?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do windows that open into hazardous areas have security screens or grills?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are exterior areas of windows free from concealing structures and landscapes?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are trees and shrubbery kept trimmed back from windows?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are ladders put away?

 

 

Going on a Trip

 

 Y        N     

[  ]    [  ]    Do you stop all deliveries or arrange for neighbors to pick up papers, mail and
                packages when you leave on a trip?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you notify a neighbor that you are leaving?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you notify the Police Department and request a property Check before you
                leave?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you leave some shades up so the house doesn’t look deserted?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you arrange to keep your lawn and garden in shape and if needed, snow
                shoveled off driveway?

 

 

Basement Doors & Windows

 

 Y        N    

[  ]    [  ]    Is the basement door adequately secure for an exterior door?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Is outside basement entrance lighted by an exterior light of at least 40 watts?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are all basement widows secured against entrance?

 

 

Garage Doors & Windows

 

 Y        N    

[  ]    [  ]    Is automotive entrance equipped with a locking device?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Is the garage door kept closed and locked at all times?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are garage windows secured as ground floor windows?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Is outside entrance to garage as secure as required for any ground floor
                entrance?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are tools and ladders kept in the garage?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Are all garage doors lighted on the outside by at least a 40 watt bulb?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you lock your car and take the keys out even when it is parked in the
                garage?

 

 

Safe Practices

 

 Y        N     

[  ]    [  ]    Do you plan so you won’t need to hide a key?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you keep cash and valuable items in a bank or bonded storage?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you keep a list of valuable property?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you have a list of serial numbers of items in your home?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you have a description of items without serial numbers in your home?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you avoid unnecessary display or publicity of your valuables?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Have you told your family what to do if they discover a burglar breaking in
                 or already in the house?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Have you told your family what to do if they discover the house has been
                 burglarized?

 

[  ]    [  ]    Do you know the number of your local police department?

 

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT:

Captain Leonard Desmarais
781-595-2000

Lynn Police Department
300 Washington Street
Lynn, MA 01902

 

 

 



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