Daylight Burglary Prevention

Jewellery-theft

Burglars by and large prefer the light of day to the dark of night. Crooks play the odds, figuring homeowners are most likely at work on weekdays. Their prime time is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The most common break-in method is a hard kick to the door. Burglars also look for crimes of opportunity, entering homes through unlocked doors or open windows. With high prices for gold these days, burglars are targeting jewelry. Guns, laptops and other electronic equipment also are hot commodities. So what can you do to protect your home? These tips may help. As always, if you see something suspicious, call 911 and report it.

 

1. Trim shrubs around doors and windows so burglars don't have a sheltered place to work.

2. Don't hide spare house keys outside the home. Find a trusted neighbor instead.

3. Lock all doors and windows, even when leaving for a short time.

4. Have locks changed or re-keyed when moving into a new home or apartment.

5. Install deadbolt door locks on exterior doors and any interior door between the garage and house.

6. Install locking devices on all windows.

7. Install track-type locks, drop bars, wooden dowels or pinning devices on sliding glass doors.

8. Consider keeping valuables in a safe deposit box.

9. Ask to see door-to-door vendors' permits or licenses.

10. Don't post photos on social media sites updating people about your vacation.

11. Install lights by all exterior doors and make bulbs hard to reach.

12. Illuminate house numbers for quick emergency-services response.

13. Install solid-core or metal-exterior doors.

14. Install peepholes on doors.

15. Upgrade locks to the latest security advances.

16. Let police know when you are going on vacation or away for an extended period of time.

17. Never let strangers enter your home.

18. Never give keys to people making improvements to your home.

19. Use motion sensors and photocells on exterior floodlights.

20. Store ladders in the garage or padlock them to fixed objects so burglars can't use them to reach upper floor windows.

Going on vacation?

East Lansdowne Police provides security checks of all properties within our jurisdiction. If you’re going to be away from your property for a period of time and would like to request that police check on your home or business, fill out a request form here.

Over NIght Parking

All vehicles parked on East Lansdowne roadways between the hours of 3am and 6am need to have a permit affixed to them or receive a temporary pass. Learn more in this section.

Ordinances

Local Ordinances are used by many towns to encourage residents and businesses to keep their property and daily events safe and enjoyable for all. Learn more about East Lansdowne Ordinances here.