Prevent Residential Burglaries
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.