Security Survey

Qualify for a Reduction in Homeowner Insurance
The West University Place Police Department has several Certified Crime Prevention Officers who can inspect your residence to see if you qualify for a 5%, 15% or even 20% reduction in your homeowners insurance. To schedule an appointment please call 713-668-0330.

Below is a brief checklist of areas that are inspected. This is an information guideline for you to use to help bring your house up to standards set forth by the Texas Department of Insurance. Meeting the below listed guidelines will increase your chances of passing the initial inspection.

Security Hardware Provisions (5%)

  • All exterior doors must be of solid core construction and be secured by dead-bolt locks.
  • Dead-bolt locks must lock with a minimum bolt throw of 1 inch that penetrates a metal strike plate.
  • If there is breakable glass within 40 inches of the dead-bolt lock, the lock must be key-operated from both sides.
  • Double doors must have the inactive door secured by header and threshold bolts that penetrate metal strike plates.
  • Sliding glass doors must be secured by a secondary locking device to prevent lifting and prying.
  • Garage doors must be equipped with key operated locking devices.
  • Windows must be secured by auxiliary locking devices (above and beyond what the manufacturer installed). An auxiliary locking device can include screws, wooden dowels, pinning devices, or key-operated locks.
Alarm Requirements (15%)
The property must be equipped with an electronic burglar alarm system that meets the following requirements:
  • All doors and windows (upstairs and downstairs) must have alarm contacts.
  • The system must have an audible siren.
  • All equipment must be Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved and monitored by a UL approved monitoring station.
Hardware Plus Alarm Requirements (20%)