As mentioned before, we have seen burglaries too close to home. You might want to take an active approach in protecting your property. You may want to consider installing a “Ring Door Bell” for your front door. You don’t need board approval to replace your existing door bell with the Ring Door Bell. You may also want to consider leaving your front and rear exterior lights on at night. In case you’re concerned about the added electrical cost, Phillips makes a candelabra LED replacement light bulb for our exterior lights. You can also install a timer for your lights. Lastly, you may consider installing an alarm system.
Because so many of you have safety concerns, I have scheduled a “Neighborhood Watch” meeting for April 24, @ 7:00 PM @ Legends Pizza at 5965 Almaden Expressway. This will be conducted by San Jose PD. What happens at the meeting? Per SJPD:
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives of your police department to discuss and work to solve problems in your community, or to keep the problems from starting in the first place!
Through this positive, pro-active program, you will learn facts about:
•Police districts and beats
•Duties of beat officers
•Crime trends in your area
•How to react to suspicious or criminal activity
•How San Jose's 9-1-1 system works
•Recommended security measures such as...
◦Types of locks
◦and MUCH more!
Only residents attending the meeting will be entitled to receive a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH window sign and other materials distributed at the meeting.
If 80%-100% of the homes on your block are represented at the meeting, metal NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH signs will be installed on the streetlight poles on your block.
If you plan on attending this meeting please RSVP to Compass. We have a limit of 15 people. Should we have a larger response, we’ll have a second meeting.