Burglary Prevention Tips

  • Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in.

  • Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock your doors.

  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day.

  • Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices as necessary.

  • Push button locks on doorknobs are easy for burglars to open. Install deadbolt locks on all your outside doors.

  • Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Special locks are available for better security.

  • Other windows may need better locks. Check with a locksmith or hardware store for alternatives.

 

Other precautions you should take:

  • Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots, or other "secret" hiding places -- burglars know where to look for hidden keys.

  • Keep a detailed inventory of your valuable possessions, including a description of the items, date of purchase and original value, and serial numbers, and keep a copy in a safe place away from home -- this is a good precaution in case of fires or other disasters. Make a photographic or video record of valuable objects, heirlooms and antiques. Your insurance company can provide assistance in making and keeping your inventory.

  • Trim your shrubbery around your home to reduce cover for burglars.

  • Be a good neighbor. If you notice anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call 9­1­1 immediately.

 

You make the CALL! Be our EYES & Ears
 
The MOST important thing YOU can do is CALL THE POLICE (911) to report a CRIME or any SUSPICIOUS activity. You have to be the eyes of your neighborhood. And remember you can always remain a pair of anonymous eyes!

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