If you're going on vacation and are concerned about your home's safety, sign up for our Vacation Home Watch Service. The Vacation Home Watch provides you with an extra sense of security by dispatching Largo Police Department Officers and Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) periodically to check on your home and provide feedback on any unusual activities. To schedule a home watch service, email [email protected] or call 727-586-7351.
Safeguard your Home
Inform your neighbors of travel plans and ask them to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Leave contact information with a trusted neighbor in case of emergencies.
Stacks of packages and an overfilled mailbox hint that no one is home. Contact the post office to set up a hold your mail so you can pick it up when you return.
In the event of a burglary, having your valuables locked away and out of sight can prevent a thief from finding them. Garages have valuables, too. These spaces are easy to break into if left unsecured.
Use lights to give the illusion that someone is home. You can control smart lights from your phone or put lights on timers.
Overgrown lawns or hedges are a tell-tale sign that the homeowner is away. Set up services or ask a friend to help.
Safeguard your mobile home
Replace doors with solid wood or cover the inside with a metal mesh, and properly install door hinges. Check the locks on both to see if any need replacement.
Outdoor security cameras and motion sensor lighting can help scare away burglars. Lighting can also alert neighbors that someone is at your home and warn them of a potential break-in.
Get acquainted and involved with your neighbors to help increase the security of your mobile home and community. Visit Largo.com/NeighborhoodWatch for tips and resources.
Install an early warning fire alarm to detect any signs of fire or carbon monoxide. You can also schedule a smoke alarm installation with Largo Fire Rescue.
Purchase a good padlock for utility sheds and consider further reinforcing the inside door with bolted plywood.