Crime Prevention Tips & Info

  1. Burglary Prevention
  2. Package/ Mail Theft
  3. Vehicle Theft
  4. Bicycle Theft
  5. Personal Safety Tips
  6. Car Prowler
  7. Crime Stoppers
  • Entry points: Identify which entrances are hidden/out of view of your neighbors

  •  Determine where you could enter without too much difficulty and secure these locations.

  • Exterior doors should be strong enough to withstand force.

  •  All exterior doors should be secured with a deadbolt lock that has a minimum one-inch throw with heavy duty strike plates and frames anchored to the homes main construction.

  •  All exterior doors should fit snugly against the frame and all frames should be free of warping, cracks, and other signs of wear and tear.

  •  Solid core wood, metal or other reinforced doors, reinforced door jams or jam braces..

  •  The main entrance door should have a doorwide-angle (180 degree)viewer/peephole.

  •  Sliding glass doors and windows should be secure against forcing the locks or from being lifted completely out of the frame.

  • High-risk windows (basement, garage, ground-level, partially or totally secluded, latched, etc.) should be secured sufficiently enough to discourage or impede possible intrusion.

  •  Double-hung windows should be secured with pins or extra locks to discourage prying.

  • Trees and shrubs should be trimmed to allow visibility along the perimeter (particularly entries) of the house.

  •  Timers (both interior and exterior) should be installed to activate lights in your absence.

  •  All entrances (doors and windows) to your home should be well lit at night.

  •  Your address should be posted on your house and be clearly visible from the street both night and day.

  •  Motion sensor lighting, specifically directed and focused on entry points and vulnerable areas, no flood lighting and beware of light trespass.