Locks & Alarms


Security breaches can usually be prevented with the use of adequate door locks and window latches. Nevertheless, the best lock in the world cannot prevent entry of an unwanted person intent on theft or bodily harm if the lock is left unlocked. All off-campus residents should make certain that they have adequate locks and latches and should be diligent in their use.

Additionally, several kinds of local door alarms are available commercially at reasonable cost. Such alarms can alert a resident to the entry of a thief or other unwanted person. The local emergency number (911) to summon law enforcement officials and fire fighters should be posted on or near each telephone in the apartment or house.