Monday, April 26, 2010

Tip of the Week: Prevent Burglaries

It's a sad fact of life in Detroit today that there are people who literally have nothing else to do but figure out ways to break into your home while your away. I started my (irregular) Tip of the Week feature more than a year ago after one Warrendale couple had their home broken into four times in under a year; suggestions came pouring in as to what they could do to secure their home better.

Since then, my Tip of the Week has also covered money saving opportunities and a few other things. However, I feel that it's time to revisit the one that got this all started: preventing burglaries.

The Detroit Police Department has a few suggestions as to what homeowners can do to prevent burglaries. I encourage everyone to watch this and take notes. Personally, I realized that I need to change the screws on my front and side doors while watching this. I'm sure everyone else will find something that they can do to protect themselves in this video.

Preventing burglaries is your Tip of the Week.