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Prevent Residential Burglaries

Post Date:08/09/2017 1:16 PM

The Sandy Police Department doesn’t want you to be the victim of a residential burglary. Here are some simple steps to take to protect your property, whether you’re home or away.

  • Ensure all of your doors are closed, locked and secured, including overhead garage doors.
  • Leave a light, a TV or a radio on.  Use a timer to control when they come on.
  • Close your blinds and curtains.
  • Get a home security system and use it.
  • Dogs can draw attention by barking at intruders or unknown noises.
  • Keep the exterior of your house well lit.  Motion detector lights are perfect for highlighting when someone is coming to your property.
  • Don’t hide your spare key.  Criminals know the common places to hide keys, like under doormats, flower pots or mailboxes. They can easily find your key and break in.
  • Remove keys and garage door openers from your vehicles if you park them outside.
  • If you leave town, have someone pick up your mail and newspapers.
  • Do not advertise you will be out of town. This happens a lot on social media.
  • Know your neighbors and what they drive.
  • Immediately report anything suspicious to the Police Department. 

Sandy Police responded to 416 residential burglaries in 2016.  Please take the time to help prevent becoming the victim of a residential burglary.