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NCJ Number: 77693 Find in a Library
Title: Help Stop Crime - Your Personal Guide for Burglary Prevention
Corporate Author: Dade Cty Public Safety Dept
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Dade Cty Public Safety Dept
Miami, FL 33125
Sale Source: Dade Cty Public Safety Dept
1320 Northwest 14th Street
Miami, FL 33125
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet details burglary prevention techniques that include door, window, and lock security; interior and exterior lighting; and burglar alarms.
Abstract: Guidelines are given for purchasing secure exterior doors or for making existing doors, such as jalousie or sliding doors, more secure. Suggestions are made for purchasing secure locks for outside doors and for casement, sliding glass, double-hung, awning, and jalousie windows. Pointers on exterior security include keeping shrubs trimmed away from doors and windows, maintaining adequate exterior lighting, locking up the garage door, and putting away all tools. In addition, the booklet tells homeowners how to use timers to make a house appear occupied, what to do when leaving on vacation, and what to do when purchasing a burglar alarm system. Finally, the value of such programs as neighborhood awareness or Operation Identification in preventing burglaries is discussed. Drawings are supplied.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Block watch; Community crime prevention programs; Deterrence; Florida; Locks; Physical crime prevention; Property identification
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