-Organize a Neighborhood Watch program. Neighbors
working together make one of the best crime-fighting
-Keep shrubbery trimmed. Tall, thick shrubbery
provides cover for burglars and lets them work
-Keep the area around your house well lit. This will
-Using an engraving pen, write your Driver’s License
number on your personal property.
-Make sure that the locks on your doors and windows
are strong and secure, and use them. Most burglars
won’t attempt to break a secured window for fear of
noise and the attention it would attract.
-Make a home inventory list, complete with photos or
video. Store this list away from your home (Ask your
Farmers agent about the Insurance and Household
Inventory Record brochure offered through Farmers.)
-Never leave a house key in such obvious places as
mailbox or under a doormat.
-Have a security plan for when you are on vacation.
Ask a friend to pick up mail, newspapers, etc.
-Use automatic timers to turn on lights, radios and
televisions. An especially effective method is to have
one timer turn off a bathroom light as one timer turns
on a bedroom light and vice versa, to give an
impression of movement within the house. Also, it’s
important to change the sequence at least every