Top Tips to Prevent Burglary

In a recent sitting for Como Park District 10, Crime Prevention Specialist Pam McCreary and Police Commander Paul Lovino spent some time talking about what you can do to minimize your risk ofCrime Preventionburglary:

Top Tips to Prevent Burglary 
  1. Lock your doors and windows, even if you’re home or in the yard.
  2. Don’t leave your garage door open — ever.
  3. Install motion-detector and “dusk to dawn” lighting.
  4. Don’t leave valuables (keys, cash, purses, laptops) next to or near your doors or windows. If you do, they are easy to grab.
  5. Get to know your neighbors. Watch out for each other. “If you don’t know who belongs there, you don’t know who doesn’t belong there,” Iovino says.
  6. If you see something suspicious and wonder if you should call the police — call. “Don’t ever think ‘I don’t want to bother the police’,” McCreary says. “Bother them. That’s their job.”
About the Author

Katy Korby is the CFO of the Korby Home Team. Her passion is ensuring that our clients have an out-of-this-world experience selling their homes with the Korby Home Team. Katy comes to us with a diverse background and a unique skill set that enhances the client experience. Her attention to detail and care for people make her a wonderful asset to the team. Graduating with a degree in Theater, Katy has performed in numerous plays and most recently starred in a locally produced indie film that is being entered info film festivals around the nation. Katy’s experience in the work world include many positions within the accounting world including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and full-charge accounting. Most recently before joining the Korby Home Team, Katy was the Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville, where she was the full-charge accountant and handled budgeting and forecasting for the company as well as day to day operations and administration of an 80 person real estate office. Katy and her husband have two children, Libby and Calvin, and have lived in Como Park for almost two decades. In 2013, Katy completed the Tough Mudder 10 mile event and is a proud member of the “Finishers” group! For fun, Katy loves reading, photography and gardening and spending time with her family.