On October 25th, overnight we had four reported burglaries in close proximity with each other where the suspect cut the screens of windows or entered through an unlocked door.
On November 1st, there were two additional reported burglaries:
Keep exterior doors locked with quality dead bolts, and long strike plates, including garage service doors. Keep doors locked EVEN WHILE YOU ARE HOME. Some of these burglaries are occurring while residents are working from home during the day.
Pin all windows that can be reached from the ground, including those that can be reached by standing on lawn furniture.
Install good exterior lighting. Criminals do not like being seen and lighting up your home’s exterior can help you and your neighbors better identify suspects.
Consider using security cameras. The cost is low, quality is high, set-up is easy, and many models are readily available. Recommendations can be found online including here: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-security-cameras-for-your-home/.
Know your neighbors and share this this information with them.