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You will learn what areas of your home need security improvements and how to make those improvements. Also the inspection may qualify you for a reduction in your home owner’s insurance premiums.
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A Home Security Survey is an inspection of your home. The inspection will cover items such as type of lighting, doors, locks, and windows.
First, contact your Insurance agent to verify whether or not they offer a reduction in home owner’s insurance premiums, if you have your home inspected. Then you will complete a checklist provided by the Victoria Police Department. After the list is completed, you will contact the Crime Prevention Office at 361-485-3808.
An Officer will schedule a time to do the inspection. After passing the inspection, the Officer will give you a copy of a form provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. You will take your copy to your agent for the reduction.
Any improvements needed to pass the inspection will be at the home owner’s expense. The Victoria Police Department does the inspection free.
The Victoria Police Department has Crime Prevention Officers who are certified with the Texas Department of Insurance. Only these Officers can perform the inspection and sign the necessary form for the reduction.
If your insurance does not offer the reduction, you can still have the inspection. The inspection will still provide you with recommendations on how to make your home "harder" to burglarize. While the Victoria Police Department cannot guarantee you won’t be burglarized, our recommendation should discourage burglars.
To obtain a checklist (PDF), you may come by the Victoria Police Department Substation located in the Victoria Mall next to Sears or you may download a copy. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email the Crime Prevention office or by calling 361-485-3808 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.