• Use quality locks on all entrances, including service doors and gates.
  • Cut back landscaping so windows are visible and shrubs can not be used as a hiding place for would be criminals. 
  • Install remote lighting and cameras around the outside of your home.
  • Don't leave keys "hidden" outside of your home. Install a good quality keypad lock.
  • Keep doors locked even when you or family are at home.
  • Don't open the door for strangers, it could be the beginning of a home invasion.
  • Install locks on your fuse boxes or power panel and other external power sources.
  • If you have bars on your windows, review fire safety and escape routes with your family. Instead of bars consider shatter guard for your windows.
  • If you have security alarms, check and use them.
  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher on each floor, in addition to one in the kitchen.
  • Regularly check smoke detectors and replace the batteries (a good time to change them is with the time change).
  • Vary your daily routines and avoid predictable behavior patterns.
  • Know where your family members are at all times.

Here is as great video that we found to help you protect your family.
 (ABC News Prime Time)

  • Teach your children to never answer the door to strangers, use a password something only you and your family would know.
  • Children should know local emergency phone numbers or how to dial 911.
  • Children, even young ones, should know their name, address, and phone number.
  • Caution teenagers about "blind dates" or meeting someone they do not know or someone they met on the Internet.
  • Let children know they should not give out personal information, such as home address, absence of adults, etc. over the phone or on the Internet.
  • Teach children to say no to strangers or even people they know if they are uncomfortable with the situation.
  • Teach children how to get out of the house and where to go in case of emergency.​

Security Tips

The largest obstacle to personal safety is you. Many people think "It can't happen to me" or
"what's going to happen, is going to happen". But you have the power to be IN CHARGE of what happen
​ to you and your family by taking active responsibility for your own security.

Know Your Locksmith and other Service Companies

Residential Security

Security for Children

  • ​The Internet is not the place to find a service company, just because they have ads with Google, Yahoo, Bing, YP, or have a website; does not mean they are a legitimate company; for example there are several "Daly City Locksmiths" listed but there is only one real company with that name.
  • When you call the company, if they answer the phone "Locksmith" ask them for the name of the company. If they can't give you a name or its not the company you were calling hang up.
  • Take time and meet the person that can access your home; go down to their place of business and talk to them.
  • Check with your state licensing agency; most states have a website.
  • Put their number and two other trusted locksmiths in your cell phone BEFORE YOU NEED THEM !!!! DON'T CALL 411! You will probably not get who you want.
  • Watch out for SCAMS and low ball quotes $15.00 is not what it costs for a locksmith. 
  • Ask for an estimate before they come out and make sure to check that it does not change after they arrive. Sometimes because we can not see what is there or someone else has worked on it, the price can change, but normally the locksmith will know upon arrival.
  • Ask for ID once they arrive. Drivers license and state permit. (In CA. the permit should start with LOC or LCO.)

Here are some links to help you find reputable locksmiths and contractors.

(650) 992-2451

Daly City Locksmith
​& Security Service

DBA: Daly City Lock & Security
​California State  Lic.#570333  LCO546