Home Security Tips

Modified: July 1, 2016 at 11:10 pm

There are some ways that you can help to improve the security of your home, and often for very little cost.

A few quick tips:

strike plate screws - home security

  1. Exchange the screws in the strikeplate of your door locks with 3 inch or longer screws.
  2. Remove large landscaping or other features that can screen a burglar trying to get in your doors/ windows.
  3. Keep exterior lights on.
  4. Keep exterior doors locked and if possible install a deadbolt.
  5. Don’t place large screen TVs or other potentially attractive items where they can clearly be seen by criminals casing your house.

We’ve gathered some resources on home security for you below:

Home Safety and Security links compiled by HomeAdvisor.com

8 Steps to better home security from HomeAdvisor.com

Safety Resources from SafeWise.com

http://crimedoctor.com/home.htm

http://www.columbuspolice.org/Units/srb/Crime%20Prevention%20Literature/Residential%20Security.pdf

http://www.columbuspolice.org/Units/srb/Crime%20Prevention%20Literature/CPTED.pdf