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According to the FBI, in 2003 there were more than 2.1 million reported burglaries in the United States - that's 740 burglaries per 100,000 inhabitants. The majority of those offenses - 66 percent - were residential, with the thief taking away an average $1,600 in goods and cash from a home like yours.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Do you keep your ladders and tools in a locked garage or storage shed?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The answer is "NO" because the question is asking if the person keeps their ladders and tools in a locked garage or storage shed. By answering "NO," it implies that the person does not keep their ladders and tools in a locked garage or storage shed.

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  • 2. 

    When you go out in the evening do you leave several lights on inside your home?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO. Leaving several lights on inside your home when you go out in the evening is not necessary and can be wasteful. It not only consumes unnecessary energy but also adds to your electricity bill. It is recommended to turn off lights and other electrical appliances when not in use to conserve energy and reduce costs.

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  • 3. 

    Do you have deadbolt locks on all of your exterior doors?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The answer is "NO" because the question is asking if the person has deadbolt locks on all of their exterior doors, and the person does not have deadbolt locks on all of their exterior doors.

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  • 4. 

    Do you have a home inventory of all your personal property stored in a safe, fire-proof place?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The answer "NO" suggests that the person does not have a home inventory of all their personal property stored in a safe, fire-proof place. This means that they do not have a documented record of their belongings and their value, which can be crucial in case of theft, damage, or insurance claims. It is important to have a home inventory to ensure that all belongings are accounted for and to facilitate the claims process in case of any unfortunate events.

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  • 5. 

    Are the windows and doors of your home clearly visible from the street or from your neighbor's yard?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The answer is NO because it implies that the windows and doors of the home are not clearly visible from the street or neighbor's yard. This could be due to various reasons such as the presence of tall fences, dense vegetation, or the home being set back from the street.

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  • 6. 

    Are the entries into your home well lighted all night long?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO because the question asks if the entries into your home are well lighted all night long. By answering NO, it implies that the entries are not well lighted all night long.

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  • 7. 

    Did you re-key all the locks in your house after you moved in?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "NO" because it implies that the person did not re-key all the locks in their house after moving in. This suggests that they either did not feel the need to change the locks or they trusted the existing locks.

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  • 8. 

    Are your entry doors made of steel, solid core wood (at least 1-3/4 inches) or metal wrapped wooden doors?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The given question asks about the material used for entry doors, specifically mentioning options like steel, solid core wood, and metal wrapped wooden doors. The answer "NO" indicates that the entry doors are not made of any of these materials.

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  • 9. 

    Do you have a 'Neighborhood Watch' or similar program established in your area?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The given answer states that there is no 'Neighborhood Watch' or similar program established in the area. This means that the community does not have a program where residents come together to keep an eye out for suspicious activities and ensure the safety of the neighborhood.

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  • 10. 

    Do you keep an extra set of keys with a trusted neighbor, rather than hiding a set outside your home?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO because hiding a set of keys outside your home is not a secure option. It increases the risk of unauthorized access to your home as anyone can find the hidden keys. Keeping an extra set of keys with a trusted neighbor is a safer alternative as it ensures that only someone you trust will have access to your keys in case of emergencies.

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  • 11. 

    Do your exterior doors fit their frames tightly, with no more than 1/8 inch space between the door and frame?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO. This suggests that the exterior doors do not fit tightly in their frames and there is more than 1/8 inch space between the door and frame. This could indicate potential issues such as drafts, air leakage, or security concerns. It is important to ensure that exterior doors fit tightly in their frames to maintain energy efficiency and security.

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  • 12. 

    Are your sliding glass doors secured with locks, jammed with a dowel rod from inside, and protected from being easily lifted out from their frames?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO because the question is asking if the sliding glass doors are secured with locks, jammed with a dowel rod from inside, and protected from being easily lifted out from their frames. If the answer is NO, it means that the sliding glass doors are not properly secured and can be easily accessed or opened.

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  • 13. 

    Do all of your entry doors have a peephole with a wide-angle viewer?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO because not all entry doors have a peephole with a wide-angle viewer. Some entry doors may have a regular peephole or no peephole at all.

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  • 14. 

    LWhen you are gone, do you have timers on some of your lighting to turn the lights off and on to create the illusion that someone is home?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO. This suggests that the person does not have timers on their lighting to create the illusion that someone is home when they are gone.

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  • 15. 

    Can anyone gain access through a mail slot, dryer vent, or pet entrance?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    Mail slots, dryer vents, and pet entrances are typically small openings that are not large enough for a person to fit through. Therefore, it is unlikely that anyone can gain access through these openings.

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  • 16. 

    Have you installed extra, motion-sensitive security lighting around your home?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The given answer "NO" suggests that the person has not installed extra, motion-sensitive security lighting around their home. This implies that they do not have additional lighting systems in place to detect any motion or movement around their property.

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  • 17. 

    Do you shred or otherwise destroy your junk mail before discarding it?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The given answer "NO" suggests that the person does not shred or destroy their junk mail before discarding it. This implies that they simply throw it away without taking any precautions to protect their personal information.

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  • 18. 

    Do you have at least one telephone (cell phone) that can be operated without a 'land line?'

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The answer is NO because the question asks if the person has at least one telephone that can be operated without a landline. Since the answer is NO, it means that the person does not have any telephone that can be operated without a landline.

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  • 19. 

    Are your address numbers clearly visible to emergency response personnel from the street?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    B. NO
    Explanation
    The answer is NO because the question is asking whether the address numbers are clearly visible to emergency response personnel from the street. If the answer is NO, it means that the address numbers are not clearly visible, which could potentially hinder emergency response personnel from quickly locating the address in case of an emergency.

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