NA Presidents and addressees, In the past few weeks we have had several incidents of burglary occur in and around the Pine Hills area (see attached press release and Map). Please look at your windows and doors and be sure they are secured properly. We are asking that even if they don’t appear to be occurring in your area, you follow the below listed Burglary prevention tips and read the attached flyer. In addition we would appreciate you helping us get the word out to your neighbors. Please remind them “If You See Something, Say Something” call 518-438-4000 Non-Emergency to report suspicious activity and 911 for Emergencies. We are still offering home and business security surveys. Please take advantage of this service and call or email our office 518-458-5668 (Janet) firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-458-5669 (Rick) email@example.com to set up an appointment. Thank you, Rick
· All exterior doors should be either metal or solid wood.
· For added security, use strong door hinges on the inside of the door, with non-removable or hidden pins.
· Every entry door should be well lighted and have a wide angle door viewer so you can see who is outside without opening the door.
· Strong, reliable locks are essential to effective home security.
· Always keep doors and windows locked. Even a five minute trip to the store is long enough for a burglar to enter your home.
· Use quality keyed knobs as well as deadbolt locks. Deadbolts can withstand the twisting, turning, prying and pounding that regular keyed knobs can’t.
· When choosing a deadbolt , look for such features a s a bolt that extends at least one inch when in the locked position, to resist ramming and kicking; hardened steel inserts to prevent the bolt from being sawed off and a reinforced strike plate with extra long mounting screws to anchor the lock effectively .
· Use security glazing or plexy style glass to cover glass panels that are within 40 inches of a lock. This will keep burglars from breaking the glass to reach the inside of a door lock.
SLIDING GLASS DOORS
· Sliding glass doors can offer easy entry into your home . Improve security by :
· Install a keyed locking device that secure the door to the frame ..
· Ad just the track clearances on the doors so the y can’ t be pushed out of their tracks .
· Put a piece of wood or a metal bar in the track of the closed door to prevent the door from opening even if the lock is jimmied or removed.
· Most standard double -hung windows have thumb- turn locks between the two window pane l s . Don’ t rely on these they can be pried open or easily reached through a broke pane .
· Install keyed locking devices to prevent the window from being raised from the outside , but keep the key near by in case of an emergency.
· Pin your windows . Drill an angled hole through the top frame of the lower window partially into the frame of the upper window. Then insert a nail or eye bolt . The window can’ t be opened until you remove the nail . Make a second set of holes with the window partly opened so you can have ventilation without intruders.
· In door lighting gives the appearance that a home is occupied. Use timers to turn lights on and off at preset times .
· Use outdoor lighting to eliminate hiding places . Install lighting near all entrance ways to your home .
· Install dusk to dawn sensors to eliminate forgetting to turn on lights .
· Use motion sensor lighting in dark areas around home .
Police Officer Rick Romand
Community Services Unit
District 1 536 Western Ave. Albany NY 12203
Police - The Official Site of the City of Albany, NY
Unconfirmed knockdown robbery of
New Scotland Ave, opposite Mobil Station
at Krum Kill
by 3 individuals, one white
two black - last week.
Labels: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH/CRIME