Beavercreek Police issue crime prevention tactics following recent burglaries 

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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. 

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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. 

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