Shomrim: Take Proactive Steps to Protect Your Homes Against Recent Surge in Burglaries

In light of recent home burglaries reported in Toms River, Jackson, and Lakewood, the local police departments have been diligently working to bring justice and apprehend the culprits. Complementing these efforts, Lakewood Shomrim is releasing valuable tips to help residents prevent such incidents and enhance their sense of security.

Proactive Measures to Deter Burglars

1. **Motion-Activated Floodlights**: A bright and effective deterrent. When motion is detected, these powerful lights illuminate your property, potentially scaring off intruders. This lighting also helps in capturing clearer footage on any outdoor security cameras.

2. **Audible Alarms for Windows and Doors**: Readily available at affordable prices on platforms like Amazon, these alarms emit a loud noise when triggered, drawing attention and potentially scaring off an intruder.

3. **Illuminating Unoccupied Rooms**: Keeping lights on in rooms that are visible from outside can create the impression that the house is occupied and awake, further deterring potential burglars.

4. **Activating Existing Alarm Systems**: If you already have an alarm system that isn’t set up to alert the police in the event of a break-in, now is the time to activate this feature.

5. *Reporting*- if you are a victim it is crucial to report it as soon as possible to the Police Department seconds matter.

*Community Vigilance*

Lakewood Shomrim emphasizes the importance of community vigilance. They remind residents that no report is too small, and encourage the community to report any suspicious activity. “If you see something, say something” is more than a slogan; it’s a community responsibility.

*A Call to Action for Safety*

Lakewood Shomrim’s message is clear: Take proactive steps to protect your home and don’t hesitate to report any unusual activities. By working together and implementing these safety measures, we can all contribute to a safer and more secure community.

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