Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week

Whether you are leaving your house to go shopping or out for an evening of parties, lock your doors and windows. Don't leave the drapes open with your nicely wrapped presents in plain sight. Presents displayed around your tree can be a pretty sight, but can also be tempting to burglars.

If you are leaving town for the holidays, make sure your home appears occupied. Leave inside and outside lights on timers and have your neighbors pick up newspapers, mail and take flyers/business cards off your door. Ask neighbors to park in your driveway. Put a timer on a talk radio station for several hours a day.

While your are out of town, don't post where you are on your social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, My Space, etc.).  "Having a great time skiing with the family in Aspen!"  is a sure sign that your home is unoccupied. Wait until you are home to post the "Had a great time...." message and photos.

Don't post your family name on your mailbox or on your house. A burglar can call directory assistance to get your telephone number and call your home while in front of your house to confirm you are away

More holiday safety tips and videos can be found here.