Burglary Prevention Tips
LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS - Most burglars are opportunists. Many gain entry by "cruising" the neighborhood looking for unlocked residences. This allows a quiet and easy entrance to your home.
LIGHT UP THE OUTSIDE - Good exterior lighting is one of the best deterrents of a burglar. Inexpensive electric timers, electric photo-cells, or passive infrared sensors will automatically turn lights on and off. If burglars are afraid they will be seen around your house, they won't approach it.
DON'T GIVE A BURGLAR A PLACE TO HIDE - Shrubbery should never block the view of your exterior doors and windows. This allows a burglar a place to hide while they attempt to gain entry into your home. It also shields them from passing neighbors and police patrols.
REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS PERSONS TO THE POLICE - The MOST important thing you can do is to report all suspicious persons to the police immediately. "Cruising" the neighborhood can occur at anytime. Calling the police about suspicious people and/or vehicles could help protect you or your neighbors from becoming a possible target of a burglar.
ALARM SYSTEMS - An alarm system is excellent for home security. It provides peace of mind to homeowners, especially while on vacation. There is a wide variety of alarm systems on the market. Make several inquiries to different companies for the best security system available to you and your budget.
IF YOUR HOME IS BROKEN INTO –
DO NOT ENTER - The perpetrator may still be inside.
Use a cell phone or neighbor's phone to call the police by dialing 9-1-1.
Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence.
Write down the license plate number of any suspicious vehicles.
Note the description of any suspicious persons.
The Byron Police Department is sponsoring a FREE home security survey. For more information, see the Security Survey page (click here).
Remember the three "L's" of Crime Prevention: LIGHTS, LOCKS and the LAW
LIGHT up your residence, LOCKyour doors at all times, and call the LAWwhen you see something suspicious.
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