A Safe Neighborhood is for All

Gone are the days when kids are enjoying the backyard, kicking cans and playing hide and seek with other kids as they wait for the sun to set. Nowadays, it’s insane to stay even for a couple of minutes outside because of what is happening. Some neighborhood can get physically messy and given the fact that there’s still a virus spreading, maybe it’s time to ask, is your neighborhood safe for you?

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A community is a group effort but much depends on every individual for it to be a good one. One should always ask himself/herself some ways to help the neighborhood to be better.

Simple Ways to Maintain a Safe Neighborhood

If you’re still having a problem, here are some ways to help.

Be Honest

If you see something wrong in the community, don’t be afraid to tell it to the local peace officer. Being diligent is also a good character to build up during these times.

Put up CCTV Cameras

Although not as effective as stopping a potential danger, it can help you get track of what happened and is happening around your area. It is better to have a software app where you can also view the camera input in your mobile phone, this way anywhere you go you can completely watch over the area.

Check the Street Lighting

Most of the crimes happen when it’s dark. It is advisable to have your lightings check often. It brings a safe feel to the neighborhood as well.

Lock all Doors and Close all Windows

Every night, and every time that you will be out always tighten up that latch and keep the blinds down. This is to minimize the view of your house interior so you can prevent threats and theft.

Maintain A Well Protected Backyard

A good backyard can protect you from almost all kinds of threats and accidents. Metal fences, wires, and other protective material for your backyard can maximize your protection against local threats.

Ask for a Neighborhood Watch

Some neighborhood has their own personnel which roam around and check the vicinity from time to time to keep the community away from harm.

Be friends with the Neighbors

There is a slim chance that your neighbors might not like you, but most of the time, they will be your pathway to safety. If you can, and you should, befriend them enough so they can guarantee your safety even while you are not home. They can report when something suspicious is happening outside your doorstep.

A lot of things might happen when you aren’t ,or even, at home. It’s just a matter of how you can set your home to be safe enough when that time comes.

The pandemic rate is soon to go down. The cases are starting to get low and hopefully, we can all enjoy outside even more without thinking anything about danger.

Thank you for reading.

Vanny Sanclaria

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