Invite Burglars In
Burglary is everyone's problem
Burglary is a serious crime to which all of us are vulnerable.
The chances of being burglarized ar increasing every year. According to FBI
statistics, there's a residential burglary once every 15 seconds.
Burglary is probably the most preventable of crimes. The problem
is that many of us through our own carelessness, make it easier for burglars to carry out
their work. In addition, many people don't worry about it because their insurance covers
theft. We must remember insurance can never replace keepsakes or priceless family
heirlooms. And let's not forget about family security, not all burglars are just
If everyone would take a few simple precautions, the number of
residental burglaries could be significantly reduced. Lets take a look at a few of
them, there's no better way for you to give your local law envformcement agencies the
support they deserve.
Make your home look occupied while your gone
|Leave lights on when you go out. A radio playing is also a good
deterrent. If you're going to be gone for a while connect some lamps to automatic timers
so your lights turn on at dustk and go off at bedtime.|
|Don't allow daily deliveries to accumulate when you're gone.
Cancel them in person or by phone or ask a neighbor to take in mail, papers and circulars.
Never leave notes that can tip off burglars to your plans.|
|Arrange to have your lawn cut in summer and walks shoveled in
winter if you're going to be away for an extended period of time.|
|Notify the police and tell them how long you'll be gone, who has a
key to your home and where you can be reached.|
|Leave a key with a neighbor so that they can periodically inspect
your hose. Also, ask them to vary the positions of shades and blinds day to day|