Safety Starts At Your Front Door

Your home should be a safe place, a refuge from the outside world.

Safety begins at your door:

  • Keep entrances and outdoor areas well-lit. Make sure main entrances are visible from the street and from your neighbors’ homes.
  • Keep doors and windows locked.
  • Doorknobs should be at least 40 inches away from glass windows.
  • Have the locks changed when you move to a new residence.
  • Don’t hide a key outside – invest in a garage door that can be opened with a code.
  • Verify a person’s identity before opening your door.

Additional Tips for Security at Home:

  • Keep shrubs and other plants trimmed below your windows.
  • Make sure your house number is clearly visible from the street. This helps first responders find your house quickly.
  • If you come home and suspect a burglary has occurred, do not enter the residence and call law enforcement immediately.

Always report suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Add our non-emergency number (941-639-0013) to your cell phone so it’s handy as an alternative to 911.

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