Cops Encourage Burglary PreventionBy Robert Siciliano Jul 30, 2010 | 1:45:00 pmPosted in: Burglary & Loss Prevention
Let it be known and publically stated right here and right now that I love law enforcement. Even though I’ve been pulled over for various vehicular infractions, but I’m not bitter. I’ve encountered officers of the law that may have taken themselves a bit too seriously, but I’ve meet plenty of flight attendants who fit the same profile. We are all just humans trying to get through this thing called life. It’s all good.
In Fort Wayne Indiana the local Police Department responded to a string of home burglaries that they are calling ‘crimes of opportunity’ and offer suggestions on how homeowners can prevent themselves from becoming victims of such crimes.
Some of the burglaries occur while people are sleeping in their homes. They burglars were reported coming in through unsecured doors and windows. I don’t know where you live but in many parts of the country people don’t lock their doors because they don’t want to be “paranoid” I don’t know how lock your door can make you mentally ill. Maybe they know something I don’t.
One of the cops was quoted saying “Because they, (the homeowner), made it easier on the suspect or suspects to get into their home, it became a crime of opportunity. Whereas maybe those homes that were more secure, the suspect may have even gone to those homes and didn't choose them because they were more secure, presenting more risk to him or her.” This is why I love law enforcement. Because of officials t like this guy who speak in common sense.
Be in charge of your home security:
• Keep doors locked day and night and every time you leave your home.
• Use wide-angle peepholes
• Make sure glass is reinforced so they cannot be shattered.
• Doors from attached garages must be solid and locked
• Lock the overhead garage door – do not just rely on an automatic door opener.
• Sliding glass doors should have strong locks.
• Never leave a message on your voicemail or social media that indicates you are away.
• Trim all shrubbery near doors and windows.
• Use timed interior lights and outdoor timed or motion lights
• Never leave a garage door opener inside your vehicle.
• Install security cameras that can be remotely monitored.
• Install a home alarm system monitored by an alarm company and the police.
Robert Siciliano personal security expert to Home Security Source discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.
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