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Home Security Survey

DIY Home Security Survey

A home security audit or survey can turn up security risks that you might not be aware of.

View and print the form, (use your browsers print function) take it with you as you survey your home or other property. Take it to your professional locksmith, review it with them. They can help you formulate a plan to get you home security up to date with emphasis on the most important items, they can recommend the correct products, you can have them install them, or if you wish you can do it yourself.

General Questions



Are you as careful about locking windows as you are doors?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are there functioning locks on all windows?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are garage windows and doors secured?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Doors, is the primary lock functioning properly?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are the locksets keyed alike throughout?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Keys



Was the home rekeyed recently?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Does a past housekeeper or other service provider still have a key?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Can all keys be accounted for?

Y[ ] N[ ]




Is there a deadlocking latch?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is the door and frame in good condition?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Windows



Are you as careful about locking windows as you are doors?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are there securely mounted, and functioning locks on all windows?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are basement windows securely locked?

Y[ ] N[ ]





Is there a deadbolt lock with a minimum 1" throw?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is an auxiliary Lock installed on all sliding doors?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Alarms



Is there an electronic burglar alarm present?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is the alarm monitored?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Do you check operation regularly?

Y[ ] N[ ]




Are double cylinder or captive thumbturn deadbolts installed in doors with glass in them or nearby?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is Patio or deck furniture or other outdoor equipment secured?



Patio or deck

Y[ ] N[ ]

Pool

Y[ ] N[ ]

Ladders

Y[ ] N[ ]

Electrical Panels

Y[ ] N[ ]

Lawn and Yard Equipment

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are gasoline, propane and other chemicals stored securely

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are there properly secured locks on all Garages, Sheds, and Gates



Garages

Y[ ] N[ ]

Sheds

Y[ ] N[ ]

Gates

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is a high security strike used? Is it securely anchored?



Front Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Side Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Back Entry

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

Do you have a home safe for the storage of valuables and important Papers?



Is it the proper safe for what you are protecting?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Does it have an electronic lock?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is it bolted down?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is it more that 20 years old?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are doors or padlocks keyed alike to the house key?



Garages

Y[ ] N[ ]

Sheds

Y[ ] N[ ]

Gates

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]

If you have firearms or ammo in your home, are they stored in a locked container or gun safe?



Is it the proper safe for what you are protecting?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Does it have an electronic lock?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is it bolted down?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Is it more that 20 years old?

Y[ ] N[ ]

Are overhead doors properly secured?



Garages

Y[ ] N[ ]

Sheds

Y[ ] N[ ]

Other_______________

Y[ ] N[ ]