For The Vista
Some more Safety Tips to Consider from Fairfield Glade Public Safety Chief Randy Hoover:
Question: Do house alarm signs and alarms make any difference with crime?
Answer: Yes, alarms do make a difference. Most criminals that have been interviewed by police have stated that they try to avoid homes with alarms and go on to another home that does not have an alarm.
Audible alarms are also an excellent way to deter criminals that plan a home invasion when people are in the house. Criminals do not like the attention that the audible alarms produce.
Audible alarms that sound indoors should be at least 80 decibels and outside audible alarms should be over 100 decibels.
Remember, “Common Sense” is one of our most valuable resources when it comes to our safety.
Question: How can we best help law enforcement catch criminals and what time of the day do most burglaries take place in the Fairfield Glade area?
Answer: Most burglaries and attempted burglaries of homes are committed during the day time.
All law enforcement departments request that you report crime and suspicious activity immediately, no matter how small or insignificant it may look at the time.
It is best to take notes with a pen and note pad of suspicious activity in order to not forget something that may be important when calling in your information.
The information that you have may be the information that law enforcement will need to solve the case or stop a crime from being committed.