Wow, it’s October already and the year is nearly up. Before you know it we’ll be bringing in the New Year. I would like to take a moment to revisit some topics from some of my previous articles.
In August, Hurricane Irene threatened to make landfall here in South Florida. Thankfully we were spared by her wrath. Unfortunately we all saw the destruction and chaos Irene caused to the Northeast. We are not out of the woods just yet. Hurricane season ends in November, yet we are still susceptible to many tropical storms and severe weather. Remember to check your hurricane supplies by ensuring you have ample amounts of water, batteries, candles and non-perishable food items. Remember to place important documents in waterproof containers. It is also of great value to have an emergency contact list available and ready.
Last month, Palm Beach Gardens Police Department made a significant amount of arrests pertaining to vehicle burglaries. Although living in a gated community may give you a false sense of security, it is up to every resident within PGA National to remain vigilant. Remember to always secure your vehicles and remove valuables that may be in plain sight. As your security provider, we continue to promote the Car Smart Program, informing residents of their potential to become the next victim of an auto burglary. Last year we inspected over 1300 vehicles in PGA National, finding 4 % of those having valuables able to be seen by anyone with criminal intent. This year, we are on track to see that percentage nearly cut in half.
As your security provider, we will continue to provide optimum security service with your assistance. So far this year in PGA National we have seen a reduction in our major crimes, in such areas as residential burglaries and auto burglaries. The strides we make as your security provider is based on your involvement in safety awareness as a community.
As a PGA National resident, you must be ever vigilant. Whenever you leave your home – no matter for how long – always lock yours doors and set your alarm. Being a proactive community will make the most significant difference. Remember never hesitate to call security. Report any suspicious persons and activity to security at 627-1600. The smallest piece of information may be the biggest part of the solution. Never leave valuables in your vehicle.