Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office Home Safety Inspections To Stop Burglars
Anderson County Sheriff's Office doing home inspections to stop burglars.
Change screws in doors to longer screws so doors and frames are locked into place.
Add motion sensored lighting to light up dark backyards.
Trim bushes back so windows are visible.
Anderson County Sheriff's Office has been dealing with a string of burglaries. Now deputies hope home safety inspections stop the trend before it hits more homes.
"I’m really not scared of being at home, I’m more scared of leaving my house," says Belton Resident April Hayes.
Hayes' home was broken into in October. Now the Sheriff's office is helping her see trouble spots in her home so it doesn't happen again.
"We try to think like a crook," says Lloyd Robison with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office Community Services Division.
Robison says crooks get scared off by light and noise. He recommends motion lights in the backyard and trimming bushes so they aren't covering windows. Robison also says replace screws in your door frame with longer screws to make it more secure.
"I feel like we do need to bump it up some, there are some things that we need to do to make our house more secure, things you don’t think about until they come and point it out," Hayes says.
The Community Services team with Anderson County Sheriff's Office will come to your home for free to show spots where a crook might try to break in. To schedule an appointment call (864)222-3937
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