How to Prevent Theft in the Community
To prevent theft in the community, it’s important to be vigilant and report suspicious behavior to the police. Open doors, windows, and doors with blinds or curtains should always be locked. If you notice anything suspicious, contact the police and they’ll send the next available officer. Lastly, make sure that your house is well lit and that all doorways and windows are locked. Thieves won’t want to steal from a house that has lights on and a dog barking outside.
While on the subject of visibility, you should avoid walking in groups of more than two people. This way, you’ll be able to monitor the movements of others in the area. Similarly, if you’re in public, you should never leave anything in the trunk. Thieves typically target unattended vehicles or those that look like they’re lost. Don’t leave valuables out in the open. Also, never leave car keys in a vehicle, because thieves will look for a way to open it. A panic button is a great way to scare off an intruder if you are caught off guard.
Lastly, you should be aware of suspicious activity. If you see suspicious vehicles, try to note down the license number. If your store is in a dark area, consider leaving a window partially open. This way, a robber will be more reluctant to pickpocket your valuables. The last thing you should do is stare at the robber. Trying to deter him will just make him think twice about breaking in.