In 1972, the National Neighborhood Watch was first implemented by funding in part by the National Sheriff’s Association and a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Since then, there has been a continued focus on Neighborhood security.
This Neighborhood Watch Program has brought together the local law enforcement, private groups, and individuals to create a nationwide program that aids in the reduction of crime in an attempt to provide a safer community for all. This program’s success is visible nationwide. Evidence of its success can be seen posted on street signs, decals in windows, neighborhood block parties, and various service projects all aimed at neighborhood protection.
Being a nation built on the strength of its citizens, we are consistently aiding law enforcement by being an extra set of eyes and ears and keeping watch over our neighbor’s homes when they are away. It is a great feeling knowing there is a security agency that also does the same.
Companies, like North Force Security, provide a neighborhood protection patrol unit which wants to ensure the order is maintained within the neighborhood. They also provide patrolling for the safety and security of the residents to prevent burglary, theft, and harassment.
In order to ensure you live in a safe neighborhood, the following steps can be followed to assure neighborhood protection:
Step 1: Get to know who your neighbors are.
- Exchange work, cell, and landline phone numbers
- Find out more about your neighbor’s schedules, work schedules, etc. so you will be familiar with their comings and goings.
- Make it a point to check in on elderly or disabled neighbors who are homebound.
- When your neighbors go on vacation offer to pick up their newspaper, etc. — newspapers lying in the yard is a red flag to thieves that no one has been around the home a while and makes that home a target.
- Plan a Neighborhood Watch Group for the block to get involved in.
Step 2: Do not be a target.
- Make sure there is plenty of lighting in the area of your home; use of motion sensors is a great idea.
- If you are not home, do not leave windows or doors open — even if it is a hot day.
- When you aren’t home, leave a light on in the house; or have timers on the lights to come on at certain times.
- Keep your cars locked and valuables out of sight.
- Ensure that easily accessible gates and fences are secured.
- When you arrive at home in the dark, ensure your keys are in your hand ready to place in the door lock.
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
- Be wary of any solicitors that come to your door — day or night
If you have any doubts about the security of your neighborhood, Northern Force Security has a monitoring station which will dispatch to your property an NFS patrol vehicle whenever there is cause for alarm. You can also request for the NFS team to make random patrols through the neighborhood to ensure the safety of everyone.
Company Name: Northern Force Security Inc.
Contact Person: Pavel Lifanov
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Address:4646 Dufferin St, Unit#7
State: Ontario, M3H 5S4