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Edtc 6320 updated


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Edtc 6320 updated

  1. 1. Objective: Useful tips to help you protect your property. Directed to: Homeowners, and Tenants. Created by: Alfonso Almeida EDTC6320
  2. 2.  Have locks on all doors, and windows. Check you Front, and Back doors. People leave doors unlocked accidently! Make sure all doors all locked before you leave. Check, and lock every window, very often windows are unlocked! Make sure any windows are broken, and make sure the locks are working properly (if necessary, you can repair the lock of the window before you depart) Close and lock your garage door, any entrances or gates ( attic door or window).
  3. 3.  Ask a neighbor to watch the house while you’re away. Leave your vacation address, travel plan, and a telephone number, so you can be reached in case of emergency. Ask your neighbor to occasionally park his car at your driveway. Ask your neighbor to pick up any mail, and move the garbage can at the curb on normal pickup days. Arrange for someone to mow your lawn, to give the home a lived-in look.
  4. 4.  Activate your alarm system. Call your security provider for testing. Never leave the house key hidden outside your home. Stop deliveries, newspaper, USPS mail (hold-mail request). Leave your blinds, shades and curtains in a normal position. Do not close them unless that is what you do when you are home. Consider taking valuables to a bank safe deposit box. Engrave your valuables, this simple step will allow your stolen property to be identified.
  5. 5.  Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio or television on and off at appropriate times. This helps to disguise the fact that you are away. Turn the bell ringer on your phone down low. Don’t announce your absence on answering machine messages. Have a list of electronics: HDTV, Computers, Stereos, and Microwave oven. List the serial numbers, and keep it in your bank safe deposit box, this will allow your stolen property to be identified.
  6. 6. Is a good Idea to leave a message in the answering True Falsemachine, saying that you are out in vacation.Is a good idea to close all shades, blinds and curtains, so True Falsepeople can’t tell if somebody is in the house?You should never tell your neighbor that you are taking a True Falsevacation, and you are going away.You should ask your neighbor to move your garbage can while True Falseyou are absent.If you notice a broken window, it is okay to leave it like that True Falseuntil you come back from your vacation.Is a good idea to have a spare key hidden outside your house, True Falseso in case of emergency you don’t have to call a locksmith lateat night.