In response to a rash of burglaies in homes in the Town of Mamaroneck and Larchmont Village,
The Town of Mamaroneck Police Department will be hosting a Crime Prevention Presentation for residents at the Weaver St Firehouse on Wednesday December 16th at 7PM.
from the Town of Mamaroneck Police:
The following burglary prevention checklist will help you protect your homes from intrusion:
â‘ Secure any sliding doors. Put a steel rod in the door channel. Install 2 or 3 screws in the overhead track to reduce the chance of the door being lifted out of the track.
â‘ Look into installing a burglar alarm system. Some alarms link to a central station who in turn contact the police.
â‘ Have a wide-angle door viewer (peephole) installed in your front door so you can see who is at the door.
â‘ Don’t keep your valuables in the master bedroom. Store valuables in a safe deposit box. If you do keep valuables in your house store them in an obscure location; ie. basement or kitchen.
â‘ Use an engraving pen to write your current driver’s license number on your property. Burglars don’t want marked merchandise.
â‘ Keep bushes and trees near your house well trimmed. Thick, tall shrubbery provides cover for a burglar and lets him work undetected.
â‘ Keep the area around your house well lit. This will discourage burglars. Motion sensor lighting is optimal.
â‘ Make sure that the locks on your doors and windows are strong and secure and then use them.
â‘ Display "Beware" signs. If you have a dog or an alarm system, put up signs that say you do. They deter thieves.
â‘ Make a home inventory list, complete with photos or video. Store this list away from your home.
â‘ Never leave a house key in an obvious place such as a mailbox or under a doormat.
â‘ Be careful with your keys. Put your house and car keys on separate key rings, and don’t put identification tags on keys.
â‘ Have a security plan for when you are on vacation. Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up mail, newspapers, etc.
â‘ Be wary of wrong numbers and teach children what to say to strangers on the phone.
â‘ If someone knocks on your door “looking for a lost pet” or for a person who doesn’t reside at the residence, etc, call the police.
â‘ Keep your doors and windows locked.
â‘ If you see or hear something or someone that doesn’t seem right, call the police.
â‘ If you discover that your home has been burglarized, call the police. If possible try not to disturb anything inside the house as burglars sometimes leave valuable evidence behind.