Seven Easy Steps to Safety in San Carlos CA

Seven Easy Steps to Safety in San Carlos

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is highly valued and desired, like it is everywhere. San Carlos California is a safe city, in a safe county. But, the 3-month period of May, June and July sees more crime in San Carlos than any other 3 month period during the year. Perhaps all the reasons for this aren't clear, but it's not difficult to lower your chances of being a crime victim. Criminals generally look for easy targets, so try following these Seven Easy Steps to Safety in San Carlos; they will reduce your chances of becoming a crime victim:
1.)   Do not store valuable items in plain view in your car.  Take them out of the car or lock them in the trunk.  If valuable items are visible, criminals will try and get them. 
2.)  Lock your car.  You'd be surprised by the number of people that don't.  It takes 5 seconds or less to steal something from an unlocked car and it doesn't make much noise.  That all equals easy target. 
3.)  Secure your home by locking doors and windows.  It is common for burglars to go from house-to-house looking for an unlocked one.  A high percentage of burglaries occur due to homes not being secured. 
4.)  Call the Police when you have an illegal solicitor come to your door.  While many are just trying to sell something, some are using the role as a salesperson to look for good places to commit crimes.   
5.)  Park in lighted areas, use your porch light, report street light outages, etc.  Criminals prefer dark places for obvious reasons. 
6.)  Dependable Lock & Hardware, San Carlos CAMake sure your locks at home are difficult to defeat.  Some locks are not too tough to get past.  Consider getting professional advice on this.  Give my favorite locksmith a call: Hagop Tatoian, Dependable Lock & Hardware, 650-595-5625.

7.)  Never hesitate to call the police when you see something that might be suspicious.  Even if it turns out to be nothing, it is worthwhile. 
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--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 7 commentsLottie Kendall • June 12 2012 08:00AM


Some great safety tips to pass onto all.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) almost 8 years ago
Good tips Lottie! No sense making it easy for criminals.
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

Excellent tips, especially #4.  There was a rash of crimes in Los Altos about 3 years ago when people trying to sell stuff were casing homes.

Posted by Bryan Robertson almost 8 years ago

Very informative post Lottie. I was down in the Los Angeles area a couple of weeks ago for my brothers graduation, needless to say LA is quite a ways down south but these were some safety tips I was definitely practicing during my trip. Have a great day!

Posted by Eric Proulx ( almost 8 years ago

These are great tips, Lottie.  We tend to take things for granted, but being extra vigilant these days is something we all need to do.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 8 years ago

Great common sense tips that many folks overlook.


Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

Hi everyone - I'm glad you found these safety reminders useful. It's easy to get a bit lazy and careless. Here's to safe communities!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 8 years ago