The Harry Jarrett and Co.
Crime Prevention Plan
While at Home:
When you move into a new house or apartment, install new locks.
Install pin-tumbler locks on all outside doors.
Install double cylinder locks on outside doors with glass panels.
Doors should be hinged so pins cannot be removed from the outside.
Door moldings should have a tight fit.
Install good window locks.
Install a good security system.
Don't keep large amounts of money or other valuables at home.
Do not open your door without identifying visitors.
Outside doors should be kept locked at all times.
Keep garage and tool shed locked.
Remove all obstructions in your yard that could conceal a burglar breaking into your house.
Don't reveal your phone number or address to unknown callers.
Offer to make the calls for strangers requesting to use your phone.
Make certain guest coats and purses are placed in rooms where windows are securely fastened.
Do not leave personal valuables exposed when retiring for the night.
At night, keep a light burning at all outside entrances.
If you lose a key, have your locks replaced.
Separate your home and auto keys when leaving your car in a parking lot.
Remove all identification tags from your keys.
Record the serial numbers of all valuable property and guard their safety.
Engrave your name on all your valuable property.
If an intruder gains entrance to your home, don't confront them; call the police.
Use of a firearm against an intruder should only be used if there is a danger of harm to the occupants.
If your home shows signs of forced entry upon your return, do not enter; call the police.
Try to create a lived in appearance.
Never leave notes that indicate your absence.
Make certain windows and doors are secured before your departure.
Do not leave "hidden" keys.
Leave a key with a trusted neighbor who can periodically check your home.
Arrange for lawn maintenance.
Arrange to have mail, newspapers, and other deliveries taken care of by a trusted neighbor.
Do not publicize your planned absence.
Inform a trusted neighbor where you will be.
Leave drapes, shades, and blinds in their normal positions.
Leave a security system on guard.
Have lights and radios on timers.
Lock all yard gates.
While Away From Home:
Common Sense Rules:
Be alert in protecting your neighbor's home as well as your own.
If you see or hear a prowler on your own or a neighbor's property, call the police.
Don't tell a stranger that your neighbor is away.
Never admit to a stranger that you are alone.
Women living alone should list only their last names and initials in phone directories and on mail boxes.
Write down the license numbers of vehicles used by suspicious persons in your neighborhood.
Corporate Office Location:
936 Central Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
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