Protect yourself from car prowls

By Pamela Singleton, Sonitrol Pacific Director of Communications
Posted February 20, 2009

The ever-vigilant Thurston County Sheriff’s Department sent me an alert regarding an increase in car prowls along with some tips.

Crime Prevention Tips:

-Make sure your vehicle is secure all doors and windows closed.
-Remember, to ensure that all valuables are hidden and not easily visible.
-Do not leave purses, wallets, electronic devices, and valuable information in your vehicle.
-Keep a record all serial and model numbers of electronic devices left in the vehicle. Often times sheriff’s deputies locate items they suspect may be stolen. However, are not able to confirm that because many people do not record serial and model numbers.
-Park your vehicle in a well lit area.

I would also add, never leave a garage door opener in a car parked on the street. Automatic garages doors are a point of weakness in most home’s security.

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