I just wanted to take a moment to announce that we are going to be offering a free workshop and information session on how to prevent home invasion, this Saturday, May 23, at the Bandon Community Center.
Here in Bandon we’re very blessed to have a low crime rate, but nevertheless this will be an interesting workshop for all of us.
The meeting will take place in two parts. The first part will provide information on preventing home invasion, and steps you can do if your home is broken into, and the second part will be about creating Neighborhood Watch groups, and other community-centric activities that have been proven to reduce crime.
Even though Bandon is known for its low crime rate, we still hope you come out to support this meeting!
Preventing Home Invasion
Firstly, we’re going to be presenting some important information about how to prevent home invasion for you, as an individual.
Some of the core ways to reduce your risk of having your home broken into are actually quite simple for your to incorporate.
For example, locking your doors whenever you leave the house and at night is a huge deterrent to thieves, as many “casual” thieves will simply move house to house looking for an easy entry, but aren’t prepared to physically break in.
Another important component is to have a home security system in place. Home alarms are known to reduce your risk of home invasion by up to 50%, and on average in the US homes with professional alarms installed have a less than 1% risk of invasion.
And, in Bandon that should be even less!!!
Nevertheless, we’ll be going over things you need to know if you’re thinking about buying an alarm system, and how to find the best alarm systems for your house and budget.
The second half of the event will turn to neighborhood watch programs. We’ll look at some recent studies of how citizen action groups can prevent crime, and then talk about initiating a neighborhood watch program here in Bandon.
This program is by no means definite. One of the purposes of this meeting is to see if there’s any interest in establishing such a program.
If there is, we’ll be looking for volunteers to help lead the effort, with an aim of keeping crime to an absolute minimum here in our lovely town!
Hope to see you Saturday for this important home security information session and workshop.