Webster, New York, an upper class suburb outside of Rochester New York continues to experience residential burglaries during the night. A local news article published on October 9th highlighted one of the many streets falling victim to these nighttime burglaries. As a result the Webster, New York Police Department issues a press release on their Facebook page.
Generally speaking burglaries generally occur during the daytime (65%) between the hours of 6am and 6pm where the burglar is less likely to encounter the residents. These burglaries are occurring during the overnight hours which is the exception to the rule. Night intrusions pose a serious threat to the families inside a home as an encounter with the intruder could become violent
Review this press release and visit the Webster Police Department Facebook page.
Here are some burglary prevention tips to keep in mind for your home:
Lock your car doors, even if it’s parked in the garage. Thieves love the false sense of security that a garage can provide, especially if the keys in the car or on the wall just beside the door.
Shed some light on the subject. A dark home says “Rob Me!” to potential burglars. So keeping a few lights on the outside and inside your home at night, as well as installing motion sensor-activated floodlights outside, can go a long way toward eliminating the deepest dark shadows that break-in.
If you have an alarm system, use it! It is there to make sure your home is safe when you are at home, at work and play. Even turn it on when you are home. Many alarms have a “Stay” feature!.
Advertise your video surveillance system. A picture is worth a 1000 words and iIf a thief thinks his face might show up on camera, he’ll often move on to the next place. Many homes are not only getting alarms but are also having cameras installed.The marriage of cameras with your alarm system makes your home impenetrable.
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