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Security is a Family Matter

Helpful Hints to Feel More Secure 

HT Alarm Systems and GE Security Pros consider the big picture

Evaluating your home's vulnerability to a break in is the first step in determining your security needs—but HT Security Pros also consider your personal lifestyle in order to get the big security picture.

Are you often home alone? Do you travel and leave family members home alone for long periods of time? Are children ever home alone after school? Take the following survey to determine your real security needs.

Check off the items that describe your current home and lifestyle:

In or around your home, you have—

  • High shrubs or bushes that obscure windows and may hide intruders as they break in
  • Windows left open at night or during your absence
  • Lights left on all day and night while you are away
  • Torn or missing storm windows or screens
  • Garages and outbuildings left unlocked even for short periods of time
  • No residence number visible at night from the street
  • Bicycles, mowers and ladders left out overnight
  • No smoke or carbon monoxide detectors in your home
  • No family escape plan in case of fire
  • No monitored smoke detectors
  • Valuables, fire arms and important papers kept in the home
  • No fire extinguishers available
  • Non-fire-proof safe
  • House keys and car keys on the same keyring
  • Leaving keys in the car
  • No neighborhood watch


Doors You have –

  • No peepholes in your entrance door
  • Hollow-core entrance doors
  • No visible security stickers on glass around door
  • No deadbolts on entrance doors
  • Key left in the entrance deadbolt doors
  • Deadbolts less than 1” depth on deadbolts
  • No reinforced jamb
  • Locks that have not been re-keyed since you moved in
  • Locks within 40 inches of door glass that can be opened from outside


Windows You have—

  • No locks on windows
  • Windows left open and unsecured for ventilation
    No locks on basement windows
    Curtains, drapes or blinds that don’t fully cover windows
    Looking inside window someone can see laptop, purse, etc.

Garage You have—
   Doors that don’t lock, accessible windows with no locks
   Garage lights that can’t be turned on from the inside of the house
   Garage doors left open

During vacations You —
Don’t stop deliveries
Don’t notify neighbors
Don’t set light times at a sequence
Don’t have lawn mowed or lawn care service to continue
Don’t arrange for hand bills or packages to be picked up
Talk about Vacation Plans in front of strangers

Thank you for filling out the HT Home Security Survey. The purpose of this survey is to heighten home security awareness as well as provide enough information to offer valuable solutions to your specific home, intrusion, fire and environmental needs. If you would like more information on the electronic protection our company provides, simply submit the survey to Charlie Atkinson by email Charlie@heritageavs.com or call (336) 275-3338 for a FREE in home evaluation.

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