HAZLET, NJ — The Hazlet Police Department reminds residents it’s a good idea to sign up for its free home security assessments, a program that began officially in July.
And as an added incentive to take part in the assessment, Donald Geoghan Real Estate is donating a free Ring spotlight camera for the department to raffle off to residents who request the home security assessment in the remaining days of September.
Here’s how to enter the contest – and sign up for the assessment:
Click here to submit a request for a home security assessment before the end of September.
After your assessment is complete, your name will be entered into the raffle.
Here are the rules that apply for the camera raffle:
- No purchase necessary.
- Must be 18 or older to participate or win.
- Participants cannot be employed by the Hazlet Township Police Department or related to any employee of the Hazlet Township Police Department.
- Participants must be a current resident of Hazlet.
- Those who already had an assessment completed cannot enter contest.
- The assessment must be completed by 9 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2023 to be included in the contest.
Follow the police department on Facebook, and check for the live drawing for a winner the first week in October, the department says.
The assessment program takes a proactive stance against car thefts and home burglaries, police officials said at its inception in July.
The Hazlet Police Department can give residents a free review of the security in their own homes by a township officer trained in security issues, Police Chief Ted Wittke said.
“We cannot rely on enforcement alone to combat what is arguably New Jersey’s number one crime that is affecting almost every community,” said Wittke.
The 15- to 30-minute typical home security assessment report includes:
- Discussion with the homeowner about current crime trends.
- Interviews with the homeowner to gain an understanding of security concerns, past security problems and daily activities at the home.
- Survey of the exterior perimeter of site and home, including examination of site boundaries, perimeter fencing, landscaping, security lighting and signage.
- Survey of interior of home if necessary, which is also completely voluntary.
- A review of physical security devices, including doors, windows, safes, and lock hardware.
- A review of security systems, including intrusion alarm systems, panic alarm systems, video surveillance systems and security intercom systems.
- Identification of likely security risks and potential threats.
- Distribution of confidential home security assessment report on paper.
Read more about the program in this past Patch article.