Prescott, AZ #prescott-az – With sequestering in our homes being eased and people going on vacation, it’s important to be safe as you travel. Nobody wants to return from a wonderful vacation to find that their home has been broken into.
There are several safety and security measures that you can take to protect your home. Before you leave, it is important to make sure that each of the measures you chose is in place and is functioning properly.
There are two basic methods to keep your home safe while you are away. The first is to deter intruders. This can be done by installing a home security system, replacing older entry doors, install strong locks, and making sure the house is secure when you leave.
The second method is to conceal your absence. Ask a friend to monitor your home and maintain your yard. Install programmable light switches. Do not publicize your absence on social media, and stop your mail.
Prescott Valley Police Chief Steve Roser wants to remind residents of the House Watch Program which the police department provides. Both police volunteers and patrol officers will be conducting house vacation watches and special house watches twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Residents may request this service by going to the Police Department’s web site, https://www.pvaz.net, clicking on Programs, and then clicking on House Watch. A direct link is available at: https://www.pvaz.net/FormCenter/Police-Department-7/House-Watch-Program-79. The form will be submitted directly off the website.
A strong neighborhood is a safe neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors and look out for each other. If you see something, say something!
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.