Crime Prevention Tips

Crime Prevention Tips

Burglary and theft are on the rise. Please look over some recommendations from the Loveland Police Division on how to reduce your risk.

 

  • Do not allow bushes, shrubs, and trees to create blind spots or hiding places.
  • Walkways, doors, and windows should be well lit.
  • Have your house number visible from the road and well lit.
  • All exterior doors should be solid core.
  • All exterior door hinges should be security hinges installed with 3-inch screws.
  • Install peepholes or video cameras at all exterior doors.
  • Install auxiliary locks or place poles on all sliding windows and doors.
  • Install auxiliary locks or pins on all windows.
  • Install a deadbolt on the door from your garage to the interior of your house.
  • Keep all doors and windows locked when not in use, in if you are home.
  • If you are going to be away for an extended period, place a padlock in the track of your garage door.
  • Never open the door unless you are sure who is on the other side.
  • Bring all toys, tools, and other items inside overnight.
  • Remove all valuables, including your garage door opener, from your car if it is left outside overnight.
  • Never “check in” or post pictures from vacation while you are away on social media sites.
  • Do not posted identifying information (social security number, birth date, etc) on the internet, including social media sites.
  • Use a video camera or camera to record all valuables in your home.

  

Always remember the four D’s of crime prevention:

 

Deter – Lighting, trimmed bushes, alarm-monitoring signs, and other measures all deter criminals.

Delay – Properly working locks, 3-inch screws, glass block windows, and other similar measures all delay burglars and thieves.

Deny – Locking valuable items and papers in a safe, not leaving them in a car parked outside, and similar techniques deny items to a thief.

Detect – Dogs, alarms, and good neighbors all help detect thieves and burglars before they strike.