Have a Safe Summer - Useful Crime Prevention Tips
Posted Date: 6/5/2012
The following recommendations from the Lisle Police Department can help you enjoy a safe, fun filled summer!
Keep Vehicles Locked With the Windows Up at All Times When They Are Not Occupied. Remove all valuables including purses, cellular phones. MP3 players, GPS systems, laptop computers, etc. when not in the vehicle. Many vehicles also contain an automatic garage door opener, which allows easy access to the garage/home.
Avoid Home Improvement Scams/Deception Burglaries. Be aware of anyone looking to perform unscheduled home repair, or asking to gain entry to your home. Ask for identification, and contact their company for authorization. Also, do not agree to pay for home improvement services until the work has been completed.
Keep All Doors Closed And Locked. This includes garages, sheds, and patio doors. Burglaries from open garages, sheds, and residences are more prevalent in the summer months, and often occur when the homeowner is in their backyard.
Summer Vacation Plans? Stop delivery on mail and newspapers, or have a trusted neighbor pick them up. Set inside lights on a timer to turn on during the overnight hours. Set your burglar alarm, and have a neighbor watch your residence while you’re on vacation. Make sure to leave contact information with them on how to reach you by telephone while you’re away.
Inform them to contact the Lisle Police Department immediately if they encounter suspicious activities. If you do not have a neighbor to look after your home while you’re away, contact the Lisle Police Department at (630) 271-4200 and ask to be placed on a Vacation Watch list.
With your permission, Lisle Police Officers’ will check your house to make sure everything is secure. This will also provide the police department with contact information should something happen while you’re away.
Additional Crime Prevention Tips can be found here.