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Tacony-Holmesburg Town Watch
HOME INVASION TIPS
It is important to remind everyone to be mindful of their home security.
Please utilize these tips to keep your castle safe from invaders....


  • Install solid core doors, heavy duty locks, and window security
    devices throughout your home

  • Lock all doors, windows, and garages at all times

  • Use four 3-inch screws to secure heavy duty lock strike plates in
    the door frame

  • Use the door peephole BEFORE opening the door

  • Use your porch light to help you to see clearly outside

  • Never rely on a chain-latch as a barrier to partially open the door

  • Never open the door to strangers or solicitors

  • Call the police if the stranger acts suspicious

  • Alert your neighbors to suspicious solicitors

  • Hold a family meeting to discuss home security plans

  • Set the home perimeter alarm at night, if you have one

  • If the person gets into your house, follow all of their instructions
    so you and your family does not get hurt (or worse)

  • Do not attempt to overpower the criminal, especially if he/she has
    a weapon

  • Please take mental notes of the perpetrator(s) so that you can
    give a good description to the police

  • Never ever get in the way of the perpetrator trying to leave.  Let
    him go!!  Be safe!!

  • Call the police immediately once it is safe