A Checklist To Improving Neighborhood Security

January 16, 2015

A neighborhood security checklist is a simple, yet effective way to ensure that your neighborhood is as secure as possible. If your neighborhood has been affected by several criminal scares and everyone one wants to sleep better at night, you can start by creating a checklist.

A checklist ensures that you leave no stone unturned to improve the security of your neighborhood.

Here’s what your neighborhood security checklist should include.

1. Well Lit Neighborhood

Ensure all the street lights in your neighborhood are working and light up well at night. A well lit street makes a criminal feel exposed and out in the open. This forces them to reconsider where they conduct their activities.

Additionally, you can have residents set up exterior lights to illuminate their lawns.

2. Install an Intercom Device or Peephole

One of the safest measures a person can take, at home, is to never the open the door without knowing who is on the other end. A peephole allows you to look through the door without the caller knowing. An intercom device can allows you to converse with the caller before opening the door. This way the resident can quiz the caller on his purpose.

3. Install a security Door

Encourage residents to install a security door. It is possible that the caller fools the resident by putting up an act. A security door is an extra door at the house’s front entrance. It can be made of wood or metal. The idea is to have another door between you and any person who rings your bell even after you open the main door.

4. Close Garage Doors

Many break-ins occur because the garage doors are not closed properly. In addition to encouraging residents to close their garage doors carefully, get everyone to look at each other’s garage doors and ensure they are closed. This way a resident could find his neighbor’s garage door open and inform him.

5. Set up a Neighborhood Watch

The job of a neighborhood watch is to look out for crime and report it. If your neighborhood is constantly plagued with crime, a Neighborhood Watch is a fantastic idea. Set up your neighborhood watch with the assistance of the local Edmonton Police.

6. Hire a Security Service

The Police force is burdened and won’t be able to give full attention to your neighborhood, however, a security service will be able to. In addition to providing onsite security patrol guards, who are well trained and capable, your neighborhood also gets access to a range of technological security options like alarm sensors and surveillance system.

7. Get the Community Involved

If you want your neighborhood security checklist to be successful, you have to involve the community. From the decision-making process to letting everyone’s voice be heard to every household acting together, it all matters.

At the end of the week, you should have these 7 points ticked off if you hope to improve the security at your neighborhood.

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