Community Comes Together to Fight BurglaryBy Robert Siciliano Posted in: Burglary & Loss Prevention
In Rochester New York they are being “plagued” by burglaries which rose by over 13 percent in the last year. As a result they organized a Burglary Prevention Clinic to teach homeowners how to better secure their homes.
WHEC reports one of the residents was quoted saying “It's so easy to forget that maybe I didn't lock my window, or I didn't secure my door, or my lock is a little loose.”
This particular event had more than the standard Neighborhood Watch attendees. In attendance was law enforcement, security professionals, locksmiths, politicians, insurance agents and community members all sharing their experience and best practices to keep safe.
They discussed a number of security issues, people voiced their concerns but one politicians stated very poignantly “I would say the most important thing is that there's a lot that we can do to protect each other, so communication with your neighbors, and relationship with your neighbors goes a long way.”
Use solid steel or solid wood doors.
Trim shrubs to eliminate hiding spots.
Report suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
Start a neighborhood watch and get to know your neighbors.
Inform a few trusted neighbors of any travel plans to assist in the collection of newspapers and mail.
Install a home security system monitored by law enforcement and consider security cameras too.
Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to Home Security Source discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.
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