New Neighbourhood Watch in Churchill Meadows!

New Neighbourhood Watch in Churchill Meadows!

By Zaineb Survery

Is your home resistant to a break-in? Take a sample of the Home Security Challenge:

  1. Is the view outside all windows and doors fully visible, and clear from shrubs and trees?
  2. Does your main door have hinge screws at least 2.5 inches long?
  3. Do you know your neighbors across the street and on all three sides of you?

The chances of answering “no” to at least one of these key questions reflects common home security weaknesses. (Complete the full questionnaire here).

Crime in Mississauga has been steadily rising. Most think an alarm system deters a break-in, but that is hardly the case. Region of Peel Police report most break-ins/theft take place within 5-10 minutes, by the time enforcement arrives the thieves are long gone.

Research indicates one of the best ways to significantly reduce property and auto theft is to implement the Neighbourhood Watch program, a service offered for free by SafeCity Mississauga, where residents look out for each other, their property and their overall safety.

Most recently, Margarita Crescent, Bermuda Drive, and Aruba Place were added as the newest Neighbourhood Watch programs in Churchill Meadows. Click here for more information on how to set up one in your area.

Source: SafeCity Mississauga, Region of Peel Police