Fanshawe students have unfortunately been the victims of break-ins around Fanshawe off-campus. Having your valuables stolen is never fun, especially being a student who already doesn’t have a lot of money.
Having your valuables stolen can be very unfortunate, especially if your laptop or any devices get taken that you need for school. Living in a house that has been broken into, can be a very uneasyfeeling. Especially knowing that there was a possibility that you could of been home at the time, or the fact they’ve probably been watching your house for weeks.
“They took my laptop, my iPad and even went though my drawers to steal some clothes. It’s a scary feeling not feeling safe in my own home.”
But what are some way you can prevent a break ins…without breaking the bank?
1. Get to know your neighbours. Give them an idea who should and shouldn’t be around your house. Create a sense of community and watch out for each other.
2. Keep an eye out for anyone watching your house at anytime. If you see any suspicious activity, contact the police.
3. Talk with those your living with and know each others schedules. Know who’s home when, so you know your house is occupied and safe.
4. Keep valuables out of sight when you’re not around, and invest in curtains or shades if you haven’t already done so.
5. Don’t post online when you’re not going to be home. Sometimes those breaking in, can be someone you know.
“Best possible solution to prevent break-ins would be to make sure your locks and everything is working in the house…securing things when you’re going away. Probably not posting things on Facebook or Instagram saying that you’re not going to be home because often times it can me some that you know who could break in.” -Mike, Local Landlord
Meghan Bond, XFM news.