Apartment or Home

Use locks

Install and use locks on your doors and windows.

Keep doors locked

Keep doors locked day and night whether you are home or not.

Before opening it

Know who is at the door before opening it. Insist on seeing an ID from anyone you do not know.

If someone comes to your door

If someone comes to your door and asks to use your telephone to call for help, offer instead to make the call or contact the police.

Put radio and lights on a timer

Give your home a "someone is home" look. Put radio and lights on a timer.

Good lighting

Maintain good lighting around entrances.

Spare keys

Leave spare keys with a friend, not in accessible places.

Emergency numbers

Keep emergency numbers near the telephone.