Neighbourhood Watch’s Zelma Toplis and Ballarat Police Leading Senior Constable Janine Walker visited Bunnings Warehouse to talk about home security. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE.BALLARAT Police and Neighbourhood Watch are giving residents a lesson in home security.
The Ballarat Police proactive unitvisited Bunnings Warehouse to promote the ‘Wish I locked it’ campaign on Saturday.
Leading Senior Constable Janine Walker encouraged residents to be more conscious of home security.
“We are trying to educate the community to be diligent when locking their doors and vehicles,” she said.
“Even when its in your driveway at home, it needs to be locked.”
Security cameras andkey, money and gun safes were on display at the stall.
“We want to make sure people are not leaving their spare keys under door mats or pot plants,” she said.
Leading Senior Constable Walker also advised firearm owners to secure their gunsafes and ensure they arebolted to the ground or wall.
“The safe should be fully secured at all times,” she said.
“The common mistake people make is leaving power tools next to the gun safe.”
Leading Senior Constable Walker said homesecurity cameras helped deter criminals.
“They are looking for a property that is low risk for high reward,” she said.
“Crime is opportunistic and not personal.”
Ballarat Police launched the Wish I locked itcampaign last July.
“We have had a fantastic response today, the people coming into Bunnings are more open to talk about security projects,” she said.
Ballarat Police will return to Bunnings Warehouse to promote Operation Safe Plate on April 18.
For information visit: nhwballarat.org/Wish/wishilockedit.htm.
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