News 4 Jax has a great interactive webpage devoted to educating you on the safety features and hazards of your home here in Jacksonville. (link no longer active)
The program touches on things you can do inside and outside of the home including interior features and steps to be taken like, lighting, inventory-taking, window features, door lock locations, blinds, and keychain alarm features. On the exterior of the home, the site touches on, landscaping & motion lighting, doors, identification on the outside of the home such as putting people's names on the mailbox, yard debris & toys left out, garage doors, what to throw away, how to leave your home when your away on vacation, and fencing.
Most of us 'know' these things but rarely do we think about them. During the recession property crime has gone up so now would be a good time to refresh those things that you 'know' about the safety and security of your north Florida home, but rarely remember or take the time to do.