Home Security Checklist

This checklist is designed to assist you in securing your home. The information on this form is for your personal use only and should not be shared with anyone else. Please check each item on the list and make any necessary changes to your home. 

You should be able to identify weak-spots around your home and vulnerable entry areas. Remember, the burglar only needs one weak spot to gain entry. Reducing your risk is up to you! If you answer no to any of these questions, you have a problem to correct.

Another resource to consider is harnessing smart technology and automation to further protect your home.

  1. Doors
  2. Windows
  3. Outside Perimeter
  4. Other
  • Is there a wide-angle viewer (180 degrees) on the main entrance?
    • Replace door chains with a wide-angle viewer.
  • Are all exterior doors (including the garage) strong enough to withstand excessive force?
    • Use solid core doors.
  • Are exterior doors secured with deadbolt locks that have a minimum one-inch throw through the doorjamb into a wall stud?
  • If hinge pins are outside, are they pinned to prevent removal?
  • Are locks that can be opened from inside at least 40 inches from any glass?
  • Are sliding glass doors and windows secure against forcing the locks or lifting doors out of their frames?
  • Are garage doors secured? (Overhead and side doors leading into garage.)
  • Is the strike plate fastened to doorjamb with 2 to 3-inch screws?