- Strengthen your rear door. Wooden frames are not very strong, especially as most are made of soft woods.
- Set your alarm, if you have one.
- Leave a light on or get a motion detector light installed; not very applicable to this instance though.
- Tell your neighbors if you have work being done or might otherwise have a stranger going into your house when you are not at home; this will help them to know if they do see someone they don't recognize in or around your home."
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I received the following note from a resident:
"We were made aware of a suspicious behaviour on Ruskin at mid-day around in early August with a 20 year Caucasian man being caught peering in the window of a backdoor. There were two other suspicious older men observed that day possibly checking out the neighbourhood.
There was garage theft on Fairmont on July 26.
We spoke to Constable Milton, our neighbour policeman and he said that there was a break and entry on Gwynne (reported in more detail on http://chna4u.blogspot.ca/ ) and Bayswater Place on July 3.
On July 9 there was a theft from a car on Ruskin (hospital property).
It is really important any theft (even cars left unlocked) be reported to the police and community. Sharing this information enables all of us to protect our homes and our neighborhood.
There is a lot of good information on how to make homes and neighborhoods more secure below and at the blog noted above. Sadly enough security is not about making your home perfectly secure, just harder to get into than others.
According to the police, you can minimize chances of your home being broken into:
Posted by Amanda Farris at 5:50 AM