Housecheck Service

Have you ever been concerned about the well-being of your home in Lake Naomi-Timber Trails while you are away for an extended time?
 
Your LN-TT home is one of your most valuable investments and for less than five dollars per week, you can give yourself some peace of mind by having the exterior of your home checked regularly by a member of the Ranger Staff. A number of other related services including interior checks, heat adjustment and alarm responses are also available at an additional cost.
 
The 2017/2018 Housechecking Service will run for thirty-one (31) weeks beginning October 2 and continuing through May 1. The date and time of each check of your home will be documented on a special form. This form will be available for inspection upon request by the homeowner at the Administrative Office during normal business hours. In the event a check of a house reveals a problem that requires immediate attention, the homeowner will be promptly notified by telephone.
 
 IMPORTANT NOTE: All homeowners applying to participate in the Optional Housechecking Service are required to make arrangements to have their driveway plowed free of snow throughout the Winter months. Please include the name of your snow plowing contractor on your application form. By fulfilling this requirement, it will allow the Ranger staff to properly check your residence in a reasonable amount of time. Furthermore, it will allow access to your residence for emergency vehicles, as well as give your residence a "lived-in" appearance that is very important to the security of any home. The driveway plowing requirement is a mandatory stipulation of the Housechecking Service.

Various Service Plans

DETAILS OF THE VARIOUS SERVICE PLANS
AVAILABLE UNDER THE HOUSECHECKING SERVICE

 
PLAN A  - A member of the Ranger Staff will check the exterior of your home (windows, doors, utility connections) at least once each week for obvious signs of harm or damage. In particular, the Ranger will be looking for evidence of any of the following:
 
A. Damage by ice, snow, rain, wind or trees
B. Insect, rodent or animal problems
C. Utility interruptions
D. Vandalism
E. Unlawful entry
F. Unsecured doors or windows
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan A is $195.00 for thirty-one (31) weeks of coverage.
 
PLAN B -  In addition to the exterior check of your home as outlined in Plan A, a Member of the Ranger Staff (with a key furnished by the homeowner) will also check the interior of your home for obvious signs of harm or damage. We will also sign your key out at the front desk to any contractors/ service providers, provided you inform the Administrative Office within 24 hours of the service representative's arrival. PLEASE NOTE: We will not sign out your key without your verbal or written approval! If we are not contacted prior to the service provider's arrival and we cannot contact you, we will not sign out your key.
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan B is $400.00 for thirty-one (31) weeks of coverage. First time subscribers must also pay a one-time fee of $80.00 for a key vault installation.
 
PLAN C - In addition to all of the services included in Plan A and Plan B above, the homeowner will also have the opportunity to have his or her heat adjusted prior to his or her arrival at Lake Naomi - Timber Trails. This requires a minimum of twenty four (24) hours notice in advance of arrival.
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan C is $460.00 for thirty-one (31) weeks of coverage.
 
PLAN D -  The Tobyhanna Township and Coolbaugh Township Alarm Ordinances require that any homeowner with an alarm system must have someone available twenty-four (24) hours a day to respond in a reasonable time period to an activation of the alarm. Plan D provides for this required response.
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan D is $100.00 provided the homeowner also subscribed to Plan A, Plan B or Plan C and $165.00 if the homeowner does not subscribe to any of the other plans. This service is for fifty-two (52) weeks. First time subscribers must also pay a one-time fee of $80.00 for a key vault installation.
 
PLAN E - In addition to Plan A, residents will have the option to add this plan to allow the front desk to sign out your house key to any contractors/ service providers, provided you inform the Administrative Office within 24 hours of the service representative's arrival. PLEASE NOTE: We will not sign out your key without your verbal or written approval! If we are not contacted prior to the service provider's arrival and we cannot contact you, we will not sign out your key.
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan E is $80 for fifty-two (52) weeks of service plus subscription to Plan A.
 
PLAN F - In addition to Plan A, residents will have the option to add this plan to have his or her heat adjusted prior to his or her arrival at Lake Naomi - Timber Trails. This requires a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours notice in advance of arrival.
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan F is $95 for the thirty-one (31) weeks of the Housecheck Program plus subscription to Plan A.
 
PLAN G - This is a weekly version of Plan A to serve year-round residents during vacation periods or other extended absences.
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan E is $35.00 for the first week (or part of a week) and $15.00 for each additional week (or part of a week).
 
PLAN H - This is a weekly version of Plan B to serve year-round residents during vacation periods or other extended absences.
 
FEE: The subscription rate for Plan F is $60.00 for the first week (or part of a week) and $25.00 for each additional week (or part of a week).
 

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NOTE The Housechecking Service is a completely optional program. There is no obligation on the part of any homeowner to participate in this program. If you have any questions or need additional information on the Housechecking Service, contact Chief Ranger John Lamberton through the Administrative Office at (570) 646-9191.

Crime Prevention Suggestions

CRIME PREVENTION SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR
LAKE NAOMI - TIMBER TRAILS HOME

 
Replace locks on newly acquired residence.
 
Install dead bolts on all outside doors.
 
Install double cylinder locks on all outside doors that have glass panels.
 
Be sure all doors and window moldings fit tightly.
 
Doors hinged on the inside prevent removal of pins from the outside.
 
Install locks for all windows.
 
Install a modern updated electronic security system with an automatic tie-in to a security company.
 
Avoid revealing your address and phone number to strangers.
 
Replace locks immediately if you lose your key.
 
Do not have any identification tags on your key ring.
 
Keep a written record of all valuables with serial numbers.
 
Engrave your driver's license number on all valuable property.
 
Photograph or videotape valuables.
 
Check with your insurance company to make sure you are properly covered for any potential loss.
 
When on vacation or away....
 
Create a "lived-in" appearance to discourage intruders.
 
Make sure all windows and doors are locked before departing.
 
Install a board in sliding doors to prevent opening when in place.
 
Do not leave "hidden keys" around your property.
 
By leaving a key with a trusted neighbor, he/she can periodically check your home.
 
Have your yard maintained and driveway plowed during extended absences.
 
Do not publicize your extended absence.
 
When you return, do not enter your house if you see traces of forced entry -- call the Police.

Housecheck Program Application


Please note that this link will be taking you to the Club's old website.  This type of form is currently not available with our new site.
 
Click here to fill out the Houseckeck Program Application.

 

Housecheck Key Sign-Out Request