The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is taking steps to increase community awareness by providing security advice and related services to residents before and after a burglary is committed.
Don’t forget – an unlocked car is a crime of opportunity. Don’t give thieves that opportunity! Remove your valuables and secure your vehicle, home and property.
Tips to Protect Your Property
- Consider installation of a professional, monitored, registered alarm system.
- While out of town, have mail and newspaper delivery postponed or ask a neighbor to pick it up regularly.
- Sign up for the House Watch Program to notify deputies that you will be away.
- Proper lighting of your house and surrounding yard/driveway is crucial to preventing a break-in.
- While on vacation, attach interior lamps to automatic on/off switch system.
- “Beware of Dog” signs are a great deterrent – so is an actual dog!
- Landscape under first-floor windows using thorny plants such as rose and holly bushes.