Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit 21 municipality to see if they offer this service and take advantage of it. Personal Safety Check List: • Leave at least one light on inside and outside the home when you’re not home. • When you’re away for an extended period, don’t let it show. Use timers to turn on lights at varied times to make it look like you’re home. Cancel newspaper deliveries, have the post office hold your mail, and let neighbors and police know when you’ll be away. • Consider purchasing a home alarm system. There are comprehensive systems available that monitor for burglary, fire, carbon monoxide and medical emergencies. • Install good locks on doors and windows and be sure to use them. Make sure door locks are at least 40” from any glass on or near the door. • Do not leave keys in mailboxes or around the home but with a neighbor or friend. • Keep garage doors closed and all doors locked at all times. • Keep bushes and trees around the home neat and trim - don’t provide hiding places for thieves. • Don’t enter your home if you think someone unknown may be inside. Call 9-1-1 immediately. • Install peepholes in all access doors. Make sure the holes are accessible from the user’s level (for example, for those using a wheelchair). • Don’t let just anyone into your home. Always ask for photo I.D. from service or delivery people, even if you’re expecting them. If you are not sure someone should come into your house, don’t let them in. • Don’t leave notes on the door when going out. • Never tell anyone on the phone you live alone. The