Tips to Protect Your Home

Former FBI agent and ABC News' analyst Brad Garrett shares how to stay safe.
1:37 | 09/15/14

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You -- hand some sort of surveillance camera system on the main entrances and your house which typically is a front door. That would be great another is to have some -- -- point. To your front door without opening and other words if you live in an apartment obviously of people where you can -- have adequate lighting outside. Or windows on the issue if you -- -- -- house to physically see who is out there to begin with. I even recommend that people have some sort of speaker system. Who are you and what do you want peace and you hear -- -- through and they will leave after you because it's too many questions they're not prepared to answer those questions if in fact. -- -- there to. Perhaps deliberately or robbery if anyone comes to your door that you're not expect for example let's say the police or someone who claims to be the police -- And announced. Talk to them into through the door through -- speaker system understand -- the police. Give me a telephone number that I can call if you're in -- -- actually circumstance the police will give you an upper. Call this substation call this lieutenant. Whomever they'll call see that you're legitimate you get a name from them. And then you let the -- that's true with anyone that comes your door that you don't expect or you don't have regular contact with. Typically UPS people the -- the same ones tend to come to your house most days you know them. But if it's somebody you don't or it doesn't look right at their truck doesn't look right. Don't answer the door. Make them prove to you through the door they are legitimate.

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