Holiday safety assistance and tips from the SPD: House checks on request

The Town of Southborough tweeted a reminder this week that the Southborough Police Department does house checks on request.

If you are traveling (for the holidays or any time of year), you can submit a house check request. SPD patrols will give your residence extra attention during your absence.

You can access the request form here.

I was wondering if the department had any other safety tips this season. In fact, they do.

Their Facebook page shared some Holiday Home Security tips.

Holiday Home Security tipsSPD posted:

we are sharing a Holiday Home Security Checklist, designed by a national home security company called “Protect America”. If you are traveling for the holidays, please take a minute to print this out and check off the list before you leave. We believe that its a great tool to help keep your home and property safe & secure while you are away.

You can click on the image to enlarge.

(I have to admit that I got a chuckle out of seeing tips based on a “survey of burglars”. I’m imagining the circumstance in which someone completed that survey. “You have the right to remain silent. But first, can you tell us, did you pick this house to rob because there weren’t any lights on?”)

The department website also offers a plethora of advice on holiday safety from locking car doors while driving, to eating before drinking, to talking to your tots about how to handle being lost in a store.

You can find that tip list here.

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