Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Unsecured Garage Doors are an Open Invitation for Crime

With the weather becoming warmer, we are all tempted to leave our garage doors open while we work around our homes. Unfortunately, this is an invitation to become the victim of a crime. We create an opportunity for criminals by leaving our homes unsecured.

Everyone is encouraged to make sure your home is secure, even when you are there. Do not leave valuables or your keys in your vehicles, even if they are in your garage. Throughout the year we see a number of reports where garage doors left open overnight provided the opportunity for a crime to occur.

If you are not already in the habit of checking your doors prior to going to bed, please work this into your nightly routine. Simply ensuring your home is secure will significantly reduce the chances of you becoming the victim of a crime.