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This Household Security Checklist is from the Victoria Police, Australia NHW (Neighbourhood Watch) website.

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Security Doors
Security doors deter would-be offenders from entering your home 

Finger guards
Finger guards prevent the locks on security doors being tampered with or opened 

Triple locks 
Triple point locking bolts in the frame of the door, increase the strength and security of your doors 

Main Entry/Exit Doors
- solid core 
The door should be as solid as the lock 
Front - viewer 
Door viewers allow you to see who is outside your front door before you open it 
Back - solid core 
Solid doors are preferred; hollow core doors should be avoided 
Adequate locks 
Dead locks are the best type of locks to use on all entry/exit doors Keyed alike 
For safety and ease of use, use one key for all locks 

Sliding Doors
Patio bolts 
Keyed patio bolts strengthen the security of these doors 

Key operated locks 

Keyed alike 
For safety and ease of use, use one key for all locks 

Security screens 
Screens, shutters and grilles allow ventilation whilst providing security. Security grills should have a quick release mechanism that can be activated in the event of a fire or other emergency 

Warning stickers 
Stickers indicating that your valuables have been marked for identification may deter thieves from stealing your property 

Main entry/exits 
The main entry/exit areas of your home should be well illuminated 

Timers fitted 
Automatic light switching gives the appearance that you are home 

Movement-activated sensors (Passive infra red PIR)
Sensor lighting in high risk areas may deter intruders from entering your home 

Clear vision 
You should have clear vision of all doors and windows from the outside 

Sheds and garages should be securely locked when not in use 

Tools/bins secure 
Lock away all tools, ladders, bins etc. to stop intruders using them to gain entry to your home 

Meter box secure 
Your electricity meter box should be clearly visible from the road 

House numbers 
Your house numbers should be clearly visible from the road 

Smoke alarms 
Functional smoke alarms are now required by law to be installed (in Australia)

Security alarms 
Monitored security alarms can deter thieves from entering your home 

Passive infra-red detectors 
Should be in the entry exit and high risk areas such as the Master bedroom and lounge 

Control panel 
Should be located in a secure area and have a back-up battery in case of a power failure 

External Siren and Strobe Light ?
Clearly visible from the Street 

A monitored alarm ensures that someone will act in event of an incident.

Property/Asset Marking
Operation Identification 
Engrave or mark your property with your driver's licence number preceded by a "V" for Victoria Record serial numbers 

List all serial numbers of electronic equipment on an inventory list that can be downloaded from this site Operation Identification stickers 

All windows should display stickers warning potential thieves that all property has been marked