Burglary is a serious crime to which we all are vulnerable. It is, however, one of the most preventable of crimes. A few simple precautions will greatly reduce the possibility that you will become a victim of this crime. Follow these guidelines to help prevent crime in your home:
- Make your home look occupied at all times
- Leave interior lights on when you go out for the night and utilize exterior lighting or motion sensitive outdoor lighting
- Lock your outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed
- Do not allow daily deliveries, such as mail and newspaper, to accumulate. If you are gone, have a neighbor pick up these items for you and arrange to have your lawn cut in the summer and walks cleared in the winter
You should maintain a detailed description as well as the serial numbers of all appliances, tools, radios, televisions, firearms, and other valuables you own. Whenever possible, inscribe or label your valuables with your driver's license number.
The Township of Hampton Police Department offers programs that provide crime prevention techniques you may implement to help protect you and your home. Police officers can also conduct a security check of your home to make sure it is safe.
For more information about home safety programs or to receive a free home safety brochure, contact the Hampton Police Department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday located at:
3101 McCully Road
Allison Park, PA 15101
Or call 412-486-0400.