Before the new year there was a braking in Locust Valley not too far from Glen Cove, were the thief broke in to a glass patio door. By the time the locksmith arrived the police were at the scene dusting for fingerprints. The locksmith installed a new barrel bolt lock on the door and repaired a Baldwin lock on the front door.
-Keep a light on.
Keeping a light on tricks the thief into thinking somebody might be home.
-Trim you’re bushes.
Thieves often like to hide behind bushes to look through windows. If the bushes are trimmed the thief is easily seen.
-Don’t leave a key under the mat
This is a very common mistake. This is one of the first places a thief will check.
-Lock you’re dead bolt
the door knob (bottom lock) can be easily opened with a credit card or knife.
Have a happy and safe new year.