This guest post supplied by my good friend Jason Richards
Living in the inner city of Ohio can be dangerous. To minimize the danger you should be ever mindful of what is going on in your community and utilize services that will help safeguard your home.
Some people live in an area with a lot of foot traffic. This is when people cut through yards to go to other places such as a corner store or a friend’s house. One thing to protect your property from curious passersby is to get a guard dog that stays outside for all to see. Many people are afraid of dogs and will avoid your home because you have one.
Another way to protect your property in Ohio is to install motion security lights that come on when people get within a certain distance of your home. The lights will turn on and that lets you know that someone is in the area. For protection while you’re sleeping, you may want to buy home security systems. The system will not only wake you up, but also alert off-site personnel to a possible break-in in progress.
One final way to make sure you are safe is to get involved in your community. You should go to your local council meetings to discuss ways to fight crime in the area. This will also help you to learn who your neighbors are, so you can watch out for each others’ property.