Thursday, May 25, 7PM
Willow Oak Clubhouse
- First, call 911!
- Then, notify US Security Associates at 984-220-6638.
- Finally, contact your Block Captain. If you don't know your block captain, please contact Betsy at 919-231-9050.
Home Safety Tips
Doors and Windows
- Keep doors and windows locked and consider purchasing an electronic security system.
- Safety-coat your windows. This window film is an adhesive sheeting that makes breaking windows difficult and forces an intruder to repeatedly pound before breaking the window.
- Entry doors should be sturdy (fiber glass, solid wood or reinforced metal) and fit tightly in its frame so that it may withstand a sharp kick.
- Install "dead bolt" locks with a one-inch metal bar extending into the door frame.
- Make sure you have a sturdy doorjamb. Even a top-quality dead bolt is only as good as the weak link in the chain, and that's the doorjamb.
- Exterior lighting near doors and in the rear of your home may help expose individuals attempting to conceal themselves around your home.
- Make sure to keep several interior lights on in your home. From the outside, your house should look as if someone is home.
- Thorny landscaping around the outside of your house can make it unpleasant for burglars to enter.
- Trim shrubs and trees so they do not provide hiding places for an intruder.
- Large-grade gravel spread below windows provides a noise deterrent, but avoid using large rocks that could be used to break a window to gain entrance.