The holiday season is amongst us again. Time to visit friends, family, and take that well needed vacation. So, before you head out to your destination, here are a few safety tips from security.
It is a good idea to put a stop or hold on newspaper deliveries. A driveway piled with newspapers it is a great indication that no one is home. As your security provider we offer a “Property Check” form that can be obtain and returned at any gatehouse. You may also submit a “Property Check” form via the Internet at www.gateaccess.net. By completing this form, your home will be checked at least twice a week for any suspicious activity. For those without any travel plans. As a good neighbor, if you see a home in your community with several newspapers in the driveway, contact security and we will come out and move the papers to a less obvious location.
It is also recommended that before you travel, research your destination thoroughly if traveling to an unfamiliar place. Keep your valuables on you while in transit, only take what you need. Because times have changed and so have the people in it, don’t trust people too quickly. Identity theft is among the biggest challenge’s travelers face while on vacation. With enough identifying information about an individual, a criminal can take over that individual’s identity to conduct a wide range of crimes. Lastly, contact the POA Office to update your contact information and/or guest list if any of that information has recently changed.
As a community, we all share in the responsibility of safeguarding PGA National. Never hesitate to call security to report any suspicious persons or activity at 627-1600. Whenever you leave your home – no matter for how long – always lock your doors and set your alarm. For security reasons, close your garage door when not in ingress and egress from the garage. Sharing information is vital; the smallest piece of information may be the biggest part of the solution.