Burglary Prevention Tips
Area: Zone 1
Reinforce Your Doors
Be sure to reinforce all outside doors and with strong reliable
dead bolt locks. Make certain all doors and windows are locked at all
Improve Your Lighting
Light up your residence with motion lights in the front and rear of
the house. Leave lights on when you go out.
Secure Your Sheds
Always lock garden sheds. Reinforce your shed with a padlock. Keep all
ladders locked inside the garage when not being used.
Landscaping & Shrubs
Trim trees and shrubbery around the home to reduce a cover for
intruders. Do not provide sheltered areas for burglars and muggers to hide.
Mail and Newspapers
Do not allow mail, newspapers or flyers to build up when you are
away from home. Make arrangements with the Post Office or a neighbor.
Get To Know Your Neighbors
Join your Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) and Neighborhood Watch
Programs. When you are away from home neighbors can prove more effective than
any other security measure.
Contact the Atlanta Police
Department’s Crime Prevention Inspectors at (404)546-5650 for a free security inspection.