Residential Security Assessment

Cambridge Police

A home security assessment is essential to identifying weaknesses in your physical security that might provide an easy opportunity for a crime to occur. Assess your home’s security from the standpoint of a burglar. What may or may not attract a burglar to your home? Is there a Neighborhood Watch on the street? Is there good visibility in and out that might allow neighbors and police patrols to see a burglar? Are doors and windows difficult to defeat? Is there an alarm system in place to hurry the burglar? Are belongings marked or inventoried that might result in recovery and/or an arrest after the fact? What can make your home too risky for burglars?

Once you have addressed these questions and checked your home for any security weaknesses, then make the necessary changes to “harden the target.”

If you have any questions or you would like to schedule a free home security assessment with the Cambridge Police and a certified Crime Prevention Officer, please contact the Community Relations Unit by phone at 617-349-3236 or via email. We will come to your home or apartment FREE of charge and conduct a “target-hardening” survey and offer advice on how to make the residence less susceptible to break-ins or crime.

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