Protect Your Property
Being aware of your surroundings and being prepared for unexpected situations go hand-in-hand with city life. The University of Chicago encourages you to make simple safety practices a part of your daily routine to help keep you safe and protect your personal belongings.
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TIPS TO SECURE YOUR RESIDENCE
Lock your door, even if you are leaving for a few minutes. Do not prop open doors. When you leave, be sure to lock your windows as well.
Consider purchasing renter’s insurance to cover damages to or theft of your personal belongings.
Before you leave for an extended period of time, such as during break or for vacation, stop newspaper delivery, have a neighbor pick up your mail, and set your phone ringer to the lowest volume.
Do not admit any unknown persons into your building, apartment, or room. Use a peephole to confirm a visitor’s identity. Don’t buzz a visitor into the building unless you are certain who it is.
For landlord-tenant problems, call the city’s non-emergency information number, 311.