What to do when your neighborhood is a victim of crime

What to do when your neighborhood is a victim of crime

If you live in an area where there have been recent crimes reported, it's natural to be concerned about the safety of your home. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to secure your home and protect your family.

Here are some tips for securing your home after recent crimes have been reported nearby:

  1. Install a security system: A security system with cameras and alarms can help to deter burglaries and alert you to any potential threats.

  2. Use good lighting: Good lighting can help to deter burglaries and make it easier to identify any suspicious activity. Consider installing motion sensor lights or keeping lights on at night.

  3. Secure windows and doors: Make sure all of your windows and doors are properly locked and consider adding additional security measures such as deadbolts or window bars.

  4. Trim bushes and trees: Overgrown bushes and trees can provide cover for burglars. Trimming them back can help to eliminate hiding spots.

  5. Be cautious of strangers: If you see any unfamiliar people in your neighborhood, don't be afraid to report it to your neighborhood watch, or the authorities.

By taking these steps, you can help to protect your home and give yourself peace of mind. It's also a good idea to stay informed about any crimes in your area and take additional precautions as needed.

Patrolio offers a free service to help neighbors stay in touch with one another. We also provide professional monitoring of your security cameras, to deter would-be criminals before they can commit a crime.

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