As residential burglaries rise around the city, Milpitas Police offer the following tips to protect your home:
Always lock all doors and windows when leaving home-even if only for a short time.
Keep all windows and doors closed and locked even if at home and especially at night.
Keep garage door closed and locked.
Keep side gates locked at all times.
Install and use deadbolt locks on exterior doors.
Install and use a burglar alarm and/or surveillance cameras.
Put an alarm sign in a prominent location in front of the residence.
Install motion activated exterior lighting.
Get to know your neighbors and their associated vehicles.
Join or start a Neighborhood Watch program.
IMMEDIATELY report ANY suspicious activities to the Milpitas Police Department.
Dial 911 for crimes in progress and emergencies.