Lock all doors and windows
The Baltimore County Police Department reports that burglaries in the county are oftentimes committed through unlocked doors or windows. Stop these thefts. The best deterrent to keep thieves from stealing your property is a lock and key.
Don’t assume you are safe just because you are at home. It’s nice to open the windows and let the fresh air into our homes, but remember these tips to avoid a burglary. Lock windows on the first floor or ground floor even if there is an enclosed or screened-in porch. It takes so little time and effort to cut through screen mesh and gain access to a home or apartment. Secure basement windows and doors. It can be easy to forget about this area of the house when we’re running in and out doing chores. Place a security bar, often referred to as “Charlie bars,” between the patio sliding door and doorjamb. Don’t assume that the latch on the door is secure enough to ward
off a thief.
Working Outside? Stop a Burglar
Often, burglars watch and wait to see where you are and what you are doing. Lock up while you spruce up. Out working in the yard or garden? Make sure all doors and windows – sheds, garages, patio, and house – are closed and locked. This is especially true if you are in the front yard and the storage area is in the back, or vice versa. Carry a key with you to lock and unlock these doors.