- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A partnership between a manufacturer and Greensboro police has led to the installation of new locks for 250 local homes.

The partnership between the Greensboro Police Department and Kwikset began in 2011 when the company donated locks to senior citizens whose homes had been burglarized. The locks were installed by private contractors who volunteered their services.

New locks will be installed based on an analysis of burglaries in 2014. To qualify, a residence must have been broken into at least once and show that a stronger lock would have prevented it. Homes that were burglarized when doors or windows were unsecured are ineligible.

Police have contacted homeowners selected to receive new locks and scheduled appointments. Installations by city maintenance workers began Monday and are expected to take about two weeks.

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