If you have an alarm system, activate it, even if you will be away for just a few minutes.
Ensure that all of your hedges and or bushes are trimmed from the front of your residence so that your house is not concealed from the street.
Never leave old newspapers, mail or door leaflets piled up on the front steps of your residence.
If you have valuables, please secure them in either a safe or safe deposit box at your local bank.
Always take an active role in getting to know your neighborhood.
Keep your eyes open to suspicious activity in your neighborhood and always do your part as a good witness. Never attempt to stop a crime; always call 911.