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Police Offer Advice On Preventing Crime During the Holidays

houselitatnightThe Scarsdale Police Department, in partnership with the community, wants all residents to help make the Village a safe place to live, work and visit. Police suggest the following recommendations to assist in preventing home burglaries and other seasonal crimes:

-Make your house appear occupied. Leave lights or televisions on timers when you are out.

-Use motion-activated exterior lighting and keep the perimeter of your house well lit. Even the smallest light may be a deterrent to prowlers.

-Consider investing in a camera surveillance system and advertise that your house is protected by video surveillance by posting signs.

-Make your home more difficult to enter by increasing exterior security.

-Always turn on your alarm system when you are away. This includes second-story alarm sensors.

-Keep all exterior doors locked, using deadbolt locks. Keep your garage door closed and locked.

-Always lock your vehicle, whether it is parked on the street or in your driveway. Do not leave keys in unattended vehicles.

-Don't allow daily deliveries of mail, packages or other items to build up while you are away. Arrange the Post Office to hold your mail or ask a friend or neighbor to collect them regularly.

-Be an observant neighbor. Immediately notify police of any suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Always be vigilant and aware of your surroundings.

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