General Crime Prevention Tips
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General Crime Prevention Tips

  • Always secure your doors and windows.
  • Garages and door walls are targets for thieves.
  • Always ensure your garage door and pedestrian doors are secured.
  • Do not leave garage door remote controls in cars not parked in the garage.
  • Use 1 1/2" dowel rod in the track of all sliding glass windows and doors to help prevent them from opening.
  • It has been proven time and time again that the proper use and application of physical security will stop a would be burglar.
  • Do not leave anything of value in your vehicle in plain view.
  • Always lock your vehicle doors.
  • If possible, park your vehicle in your garage. If this is not possible park your vehicle in a well-lit area and lock the doors.
  • Never leave a vehicle unattended while running.
  • There is a trend of things being stolen from vehicles in the parking lots of fitness centers and fun centers. While going to these places, be extra careful to remove all items of value and secure your vehicle.
  • Always keep control of all your property.
  • Your belongings are not safe while you are playing sports or at work unless you have them properly locked or are in possession of them.
  • Thieves wait for the right time and will take property quickly.
  • Unfortunately you cannot always trust co-workers or other business associates.
  • Do not rely on others to watch your belongings. if they fail, you will be the victim, not them.
  • Always maintain your credit cards and secure the credit numbers.
  • If you suspect that you have been the victim of credit fraud, call your credit card company and have them run a query of your changes.
  • Never give your bank account numbers over the phone. Especially if solicited!