Essential Evening Check List

Look out for suspect people/cars near your house and report;

Look for “criminal signs along Street front perimeter of property and remove;

Scissors, tools, utensils and things which can be used to cause injury are safely locked away;

Ladders, spades, garden forks and other possible “break-in tools” locked away out of sight and reach;

Outside all gates and doors  including garage / washing room / toilet locked;

All obvious “attractions” locked away (bicycles, motorbikes, laundry, etc);

All internal and external access doors and safety gates locked;

No keys left in locks but in safe place out of sight but accessible;

All curtains and blinds drawn, before internal lights are switched on;

No valuables close to windows and placed out of sight (laptops, cellphones, etc);

All doors leading from  rooms of which the windows do not have safety bars are locked or secured;

Cell phones with emergency numbers on hand;

Alarm system – outside beams/passive infrared  detectors  activated;

Alarm panic remote – on hand;

Weapons / firearms (if you use them)  – out of sight but within reach;

Outside lights and movement detector lights on;

Flashlights , in working order and batteries charged, close by within reach;

Car keys – close by if needed to find them quickly.