Home Security 101
Home Security Information
Home Security 101 - Have you taken inventory lately? Even our households need to have an "inventory" from time to time. Not necessarily to see how much is expended (that could be depressing!) but to know what and where the items of value are in our home in the event of a theft, fire or other disaster.
The home inventory is your opportunity to take a "tour" of your home and prepare a list of everything of value (or updating your current list) so that if something would happen you could provide law enforcement and insurance providers with details of every item that is stolen or damaged.
Create a list that will include the following pieces of information for every item of value in your home, such as: Location of item, Make (who manufactured it), Model (name and number), Color, Other descriptive items, Purchase amount and Serial number.
Now, take out the camera or video camera and take pictures/video of each of those items. This will assist greatly in proving replacement and identifying the items if they were found or recovered. Make a photocopy of your list/photos and keep one copy at home in a safe location and the other at a location other than your home (in case your home is lost in a disaster).
Do you own a surveillance camera that records video footage, and do you want to help the police solve crime? The Sutherlin Police Department is collecting information for a database that can be used to assist in investigations. The information will help police contact you quickly to identify criminals in your neighborhood. Participation is entirely voluntary and all personal information gathered is for official use only, and will not be released to any member of the general public.