Home security tips

October 30, 2015   ·   0 Comments

In light of the recent day-time break-ins and thefts that have occurred within our detachment area, the OPP is offering home owners the following tips to help protect their property:
• Tall trees, shrubs and fences create hiding spots for criminals. Keep your landscaping neatly groomed.
• Always lock the doors and windows, even if you are away for only a short period of time. Consider using quality locks and a deadbolt on each outside door.
• Keep the grass cut or, in winter, keep the driveway shovelled.
• Don’t let the mail accumulate if you’re going to be away.
• If you’re planning a trip, be careful who you tell. Don’t advertise your absence using social media.
• Get to know your neighbours. Watch out for one another. Report suspicious people, vehicles or activity to police right away so they can investigate immediately.
• Ensure that the outside lights work. Consider motion sensor lights.
• Engrave identifying marks on your property. This makes it easier for police to identify recovered stolen items.
• Don’t leave valuables in plain sight.
• If you hide a key outside, ensure it’s not hidden in an obvious location.
Break-ins are a crime of opportunity which you can help to control by taking some pro-active steps to protect your property. For more information on crime prevention tips can, visit



Readers Comments (0)

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support