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Burglary Prevention


  1. Always make your home look occupied. When away from your home, leave on a radio or television. Leave on different lights. Consider putting lights on timers and set for different times.
  2. Always lock the doors and windows of your home before leaving or going to bed.
  3. Add a home security system. Security systems have many options to choose from (i.e. entry, glass breakage, motion sensors, video monitoring).
  4. Get a dog. Dogs make noise! It doesn’t even have to be a big dog. Burglars do not like to create attention. Dogs create attention.
  5. Make sure valuables are not visible from the street.
  6. Always let neighbors and the Fort Mitchell Police Department know if you are heading out of town. The FMPD provide free house checks to residents.
  7. While out of town, stop all deliveries (i.e. newspapers, mail).
  8. If gone for an extended period of time, have someone take care of the outside of the house (i.e. lawn, bushes, flowers).

As a FREE service Fort Mitchell Police will check on your home while you are out of town. All you have to do is fill out a Vacation House Check Form.