According to the FBI, the average home loses $2,185 when a burglary occurs. Officer Andrew Kundinger of the Sheboygan Police Department says the area surrounding your home is very important in keeping your home safe from invaders. “By designing your home in a way that people can see you are keeping it clean— that someone is paying attention to the house—will keep crime down,” Officer Kundinger says. This is part of the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategy. CPTED is based on the principle that proper design and effective use of buildings can reduce crime and improve the quality of life.
Through CPTED, Officer Kundinger outlines the following tips to keep your home safe:
You home is where you spend most of your time, and it should be a place you feel safe. The tips outlined above will help you keep your home secure. Share these tips with your family, friends, and neighbors, and help the people you care about stay safe.