With the recent uptick in burglaries and home invasions in the Beavercreek area, the Beavercreek Police Department has released some proactive measures citizens can take to help prevent crime.
News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy spoke with Beavercreek Community Engagement Officer Mark Brown who stated, “If home invaders can be delayed at the point of entry, then there’s a chance of deterring them and being able to call police.” Brown also said simple actions such as locking your doors and having good lighting, can go a long way in preventing burglaries.
Brown offers the following additional tactics to help prevent home invasions and burglaries:
- Have a solid-core door for all entrance points.
- Use a quality, heavy-duty deadbolt lock with a one-inch throw bolt.
- Use a heavy-duty, four-screw, strike plate with three-inch screws to penetrate into a wooden door frame.
- Use a secondary blocking device on all sliding glass doors.
- Use anti-lift devices such as through-the-door pins or upper track screws.
- Use highly visible alarm decals and “beware of dog” decals or “neighborhood watch” decals.
- Secure all accessible windows with secondary blocking devices.
- Make sure someone cannot reach through an open window to unlock a door or remove a blocking device.
Sean Cudahy will have additional information including his full interview on News Center 7 at 6 p.m.