2004-04-23 / Community

100th Precinct Gives Burglary Prevention Tips

100th Precinct Gives Burglary Prevention Tips

100th Precinct Crime Prevention Officer Brian McCabe has released a list of thing you can to do to prevent your home from being burglarized.

• Keep all doors and windows locked, especially at night and when out, even for a short period of time

• Install motion sensor activated lighting fixtures at approaches to driveways, alleyways, front entrances and rear yards.

• With double hung windows, it is recommended that you tract your windows using a piece of wood in the window tract preventing the window from being raised or lowered. This is also recommended for sliding glass doors. Basement windows should be protected by using a fire department approved ferry gate, which pulls across the inside of the window and works with a latching device in case of a fire.

• Doors should be of solid wood or metal at least 1 ¾ inches thick. Doors should be equipped with a 90-degree viewfinder. These doors should also be equipped with a single cylinder dead bolt lock.

• Alarm systems should be professionally installed with all windows and doors protected. The alarm system should be connected to central station monitoring for police response.

You can schedule a crime prevention survey of your home or business by contacting P.O. McCabe at 718-318-4236.


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