Annapolis police conduct free home security surveys

Posted at 6:10 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 18:10:52-05

Annapolis police are working to keep your home or business safe. 

"You're not necessarily looking at your house like a burglar looks at the house and that's the kind of the perspective we bring," said Amy Miquez with the Annapolis Police Department. 

She says you don't have to spend a lot of money to secure your home. 

"There are areas around any house where it's easy for people to hide if your not looking out for them. You know, having your bushes trimmed back away from your doors and windows, having lights on that will illuminate. Even motion detecting lights, gives you an indication if someone is out there but it also lights up the area for us if we need to check something out," Miquez said. 

The No. 1 thing to make your home safe is rather easy, and it doesn't cost a thing. 

"Just lock your doors and windows, not just when you're gone but, even when your inside the house. It can help you prevent crime," she said. 

There are some other options if you want to spend the money, like a home security system.

"You can put motion cameras outside your house, inside your house and you can decide how far you want to go with that," Miquez said. 

Thieves are conniving and you can be also.

"I know a lady and she has a big dog bowl she leaves outside the  back door, it looks like she has a big dog in the house. She has a small dog but, when you see this big dog bowl it may give the thief a little pause before he goes in," she said.