Be aware of the physical details, people and happenings in your neighborhood:

  • Tell your neighbors about suspicious strangers, including a description of suspects and their actions.
  • Don't go in the house if you suspects there is a stranger inside. Use the neighbors' phone or your wireless phone to call the police immediately.
  • Don't let strangers into your home, even if they offer free inspections of roof, furnace or air ocnditioners. If you are not suer about a worker, even after asking for identification, call the company.
  • Participate in a neighborhood watch program
  • When moving, call the police and find out the frequency of burglaries in your new nieghborhood and how they have occurred, so you know how to protect yourself.