posted by admin on August 3, 2013

A community block party is a great way to bring your neighborhood together so that families can get to know one another and have fun. When planning a community block party, it is important to make sure that the proper safety precautions are in place. Here, are several important ways to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable and safe time at your community block party.

The first thing you will need to do is contact your community services department to find out what needs to be done to secure your block. In many communities, Read the rest of this entry »

posted by admin on June 18, 2013

When you’re planning a big move, finding a safe neighborhood may be one of the most important things that you’re looking for. While a neighborhood may look safe at first glance, it may actually be more dangerous than you think. It is important to look for all of the warning signs in any given neighborhood to determine if it is the right and safe place for you to live. These 6 reasons will inform you of why neighborhoods are not as safe as you think.

1. Vacant Homes – While a neighborhood may look as though it has a Read the rest of this entry »

posted by admin on June 16, 2013

Most people will try anything to improve security. Unfortunately, most methods cost the homeowner a lot of money. At the same time, most deterrents are largely ineffective. For this reason, some thrifty people install fake cameras. Here are three reasons how fake CCTV cameras can improve security in a neighborhood.

Young: Often, bored teenagers will wreak havoc on a neighborhood. Since most adolescents will usually live close by, they would not want their parents to find out. Without a doubt, after seeing a Read the rest of this entry »

posted by admin on June 14, 2013

Parks are often a hang-out place for people who do not have the best intentions. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to keep yourself safe at the park. It is best for you to go to the park with a family member or friend. You should also avoid going to parks in areas that have a high crime rate.

If you will be visiting the park at night, then you want to make sure that you stay in well-lit areas. Crime Read the rest of this entry »

posted by admin on June 11, 2013

A community watch program requires a certain amount of planning. Everyone must work together as a cohesive unit to enhance the safety of the neighborhood. Even the kids need to be included. Here are 10 things to remember when planning a community watch program.

1. You are not the police. Do not attempt to take on the role of the law enforcement.

2. Everyone is not going to participate. Some people just prefer to stay to themselves.

3. You are still responsible for Read the rest of this entry »

posted by admin on June 9, 2013

A community watch program can help to protect your entire neighborhood. Here are the pros and cons of starting a community watch program.

Pros
One of the best aspects of a community watch program is having a safer neighborhood. The kids will be able to play outside without the parents being worried about someone abducting them. Drug activity will be kept down to a minimum. If everyone bands together, Home Security Town, criminals will be less likely to target the community as a whole. You will be able to exercise in the evenings without the threat of an attacker. The children can safely get off the school bus to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Your belongings are also far less likely to be stolen.

Cons
Like most things in life, a community watch program also has its disadvantages. The police department may receive too many unnecessary calls for non-criminal activities. The program may cause some citizens to wrongfully take the law into their own hands. The unfortunate Trayvon Martin incident is a prime example of a community watch program gone awry. Some people also argue that a community watch program imposes of their privacy. They feel as if their every move is being watched.