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To qualify for a Texas Department of Insurance 5% premium reduction certificate your home must meet the following guidelines.

  1. EXTERIOR DOORS: Must be solid core wood or metal clad, 1 3/8” thick and secured by a dead-bolt lock. This also includes the passage door from the house to the garage.
  2. LOCKS: Deadbolt locks must lock with a minimum bolt throw of one inch, which penetrates a metal striker plate. There also need to be 3” screws attaching the strike plate.
  3. DOUBLE DOORS: Must meet the specifications for exterior doors and have an inactive door secured by header and threshold bolts that penetrate a metal striker plate.
  4. SLIDING GLASS DOORS: Must be secured by a secondary locking device that prevents lifting and prying.
  5. WINDOWS: Must be secured by an auxiliary locking device or be drilled and pinned.
  6. GARAGE DOORS: Must be secured by a locking device or have a garage door opener installed.

To qualify for an additional 15% premium reduction certificate you must have an alarm system that meets the following criteria in addition to the above listed requirements:

  1. ALARM SYSTEM: All exterior openings must be connected to the alarm system, system must have an interior and exterior siren installed, be UL approved and monitored by a UL approved company. (All exterior windows, doors, and garage doors.)

For an appointment contact your local Grand Prairie Police StoreFront to schedule a Home Security Survey with the Crime Prevention Officer for your area.

Officer Office Location Contact
Officer P.D. Akins Dalworth Police Community Service Center
617 Royal, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
972-206-1640
pakins@gptx.org
Officer Greg New Northeast Police Community Service Center
2750 Graham St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050

972-237-7545
gnew@gptx.org

Officer Dennis Porter Southeast Police Community Service Center
1525 Arkansas Ln, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
972-237-8844
dporter@gptx.org

Last updated: 7/10/2013 2:58:16 PM