Apopka Police Department Provides Home Security Assessments

Don’t be a target for crime in your home.

More than 1.9 million home burglaries were reported in 2013, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Victims of burglary lost an estimated $4.6 billion in property – an average of $2,322 per burglary. Florida reported nearly 139,000 burglaries during the same year.

Home invasions can happen to anyone at almost any time. So the Apopka Police Department now offers free home assessments to help you stay safe. Target Harden shows homeowners how to secure windows, doors and other areas of the home. Learn how your activities can make you vulnerable.

A police representative will visit your home to provide helpful security advice and illustrate possible structure weaknesses. Many safety improvements cost nothing – keep outdoor shrubbery trimmed so intruders can’t hide near doors or windows. Keep your garage door closed, and make sure to lock your entrances.

Other recommendations are affordable options well worth your personal protection. Get an electronic home security system, install deadbolt locks on doors or use a home safe to store valuables.

To request an inspection, visit the city website at www.apopka.net, select police from the department menu listing and then select Target Harden from the left page menu. The website will allow you to fill out an online request form. For more information, call (407) 703-1771.

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