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Tuckahoe Police Offer Residents Home Security Tips

Tuckahoe police are reminding residents to lock their homes when they leave.
Tuckahoe police are reminding residents to lock their homes when they leave. Photo Credit: File

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- The Tuckahoe Police Department is offering tips to residents to keep their homes safe in light of a string of recent burglaries in the area.

  • Have a deadbolt lock on your front door.
  • Don’t rely on a door chain, which can be very easily forced open. Install a door viewer to see who is at your door before you open it.
  • Keep your windows and doors locked.
  • Never buzz anyone you are not expecting into the building.
  • Do not hold the door open for a stranger when you are entering or leaving the building.
  • If you are out of your apartment for long periods, at work, out on the town for the evening or on a trip, use timers for your lights, radio and television.