Crime is our country’s number one social issue. As a local security professional, our objective is to take an active role in crime prevention and reinforce the importance of
securing your home or business. The following reminders are some of the
New Year’s resolutions that should be on everyone’s mind these days.
* “Neighborhood Watch” programs work. Get involved.
Get to know your neighbors. Report suspicious people to the police.
You can always remain anonymous if you don’t want the police to know your
* The bad guy looks for the weak home, the one with the open door, a
broken window, the one without the home security system or security locks.
* It doesn’t cost a dime to take the obvious steps toward securing your
home. Keep points of entry locked with dead-bolt locks on all your
* Draw shades and leave a radio or t.v. on when no one is home.
Install lighting with timers. Have a neighbor park their car in your
* Keep tabs on who has keys to your home. Change locks if keys are
lost or stolen. If you’ve recently moved in, change all door locks
* The bad guys don’t all look like Bluto. Always request ID from
service or utility workers. They can pass it under the door or up to a
peep hole that you’ve installed. Check for any alteration on the ID or
* Be careful at night. Keep your garage and the path to your home
well-lit. Motion sensor spot lights work well. Trim the landscaping
and make sure there are no easy hiding places.
* The bad guys will sneak up on you. Before stepping out of your
car, look around and make sure that no one followed you into the garage.
Keep your finger on your car remote with a panic alarm. Sound it
at any emergency.
* And don’t forget to lock cars, homes, and businesses 24 hours.
Crime is 24 hours. Alarms should be used in conjunction with dead-bolt
* Have a safe, secure New Year.