October is National Crime Prevention Month…Ten Safety and Security Tips for Your Home and Car
Safety Tips for Your Home…
If you’re moving into a new home or apartment, don’t to forget to change the locks if you own it or ask the manager to change them if you rent.
Stop leaving notes on your door announcing when you will be home.
Always double-check that you’ve locked all your home’s doors and windows when you leave for the night.
If you arrive home and your door is open or things appear to be out of place, get out of the house immediately and call 911.
Don’t allow strangers into your home, even if they are hurt or say they need help. Keep the door locked and call the police for them.
Safety Tips for Your Car..
Always travel and park in illuminated, brightly lit areas.
If someone is standing near your parked car, don’t approach it. Wait for them to leave or get someone to escort you.
Always be aware of your surroundings. After checking around your car, enter it quickly and lock the doors.
Take notice of people just sitting in their cars or hanging out in parking lots.
If another car bumps your automobile in traffic, don’t get out of the car. Use your mobile phone to call 911. Many times carjackers use this technique so that they can overpower you and steal your car.