City of El Paso and police give tips on summer home protection
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) —
The El Paso Police Department and the city of El Paso are giving tips to citizens in keeping their property and home safe.
Below are the tips:
-Always lock your door and windows.
-If your home has a security system, use it.
-Use interior and exterior lightning after dark.
-Trim trees and hedges so they don't block windows/doors or provide access to the roof or second story.
-Never leave garage doors open when unattended.
-Never allow strangers to enter your home.
-Never leave car keys out on counter tops or hanging where they are easily accessible.
-Clear all clutter and handbills from in front of your home and porch area.
-When on vacation, secure all doors and windows. Provide a trusted neighbor with your travel plans. Use the EPPD web site to create a "watch" on your home.
-Join your Neighborhood Watch Program and if you don't have one, consider starting one.
-Always call police when you see something suspicious in your neighborhood.