Sheriff David Taylor and the Union County Sheriff’s Office are providing 10 simple tips to help you avoid becoming a Burglary victim:
Always lock your doors and windows. This includes your garage door
Keep your trees and shrubs trimmed. Don't let them block your view
If possible, install and maintain an alarm system
Have good exterior lighting
Outside lighting is an excellent deterrent
Get to know your neighbors
Never keep an ID tag on your keys
Keep a record of model and serial numbers for your valuables.
Have the UCSO provide a Free Security Analysis for your home or business.
Start a Community Watch program. (Available for Business, Apartment and Residential communities)
Taking ownership of your community, whether it is business or residential, will build a stronger relationship both with your neighbors and the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
Businesses are affected with profit loss and a breach in the store’s security which increases prices. Residents are affected from a loss of personal belongings and a breach in home security, which costs money, but more importantly it costs them a good night’s sleep for fear of future intrusion. Establishing Business or Neighborhood Community Watch Programs will help build this bond. Actions such as simply reporting suspicious activity will help too. You can call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 429-1612 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.