1) When Do Burglaries Happen? According to the FBI, 65% of home burglaries occur between 6am and 6pm.
2) What are the most Effective Deterrents?
A) Get to know your neighbors and have them check on your home while you aren’t at home, and do the same for them.
B) Be observant when you are outside because no one knows your neighborhood better than you.
C) Leave on lights or music/TV using timers when not at home.
D) Remember to set your home security alarm.
E) Lock all doors and windows to your home.
F) Park vehicles in your garage, and if you do park your vehicle in your driveway, make sure all doors & windows are locked with no valuables are left inside.
G) Use outdoor lighting with sensors to come on at dusk and off at dawn.
H) Use locks on side gates.
I) Keep bushes neatly trimmed and below window ledges.
J) Use security cameras strategically located.
K) Make sure newspapers and flyers left at the door are picked up
The most common items stolen are cash, electronics, jewelry, medicines, firearms, tools, vehicles, bicycles, play equipment, and any items that will help them steal your identity. Remember these are just suggestions, with no guarantees, but hopefully they will benefit you & your family.