How much do you know about your neighborhood? Have you hear rumors and gossip of crime but you aren’t quite sure?
Have you ever seen this? It’s a brilliant website that helps homeowners and residents of different cities across America see crime reports in real time (the link goes to a street-by-street view of Seattle and all the crime reports there). Can you check and double check what’s going on in your neighborhood – to be sure to be especially vigilant if there is a crime spree. You can make sure to deadbolt your front door if there have been robberies around your home. You can make sure your kids always have a ride to and from school if you live near recent crime spots. Whatever your reason, this website is a great resource to understand your ‘hood.
Crimes range from shootings, assaults, robberies, burglaries, theft, arrest, arson and vandalism. You can see the date, time, and approximate address of the crime. For example, on July 16, at 1:23 in the morning, there was a shooting at 103XX (see, approximate) E. Marginal Way South. And amazingly, you can even get a Google Street view of the street where the crime occurred. How amazing is it what you can find on the internet!
With the greater knowledge of your surroundings, you can better protect your home, property, and family. Here at Allied Fire and Security we have the tools and resources to help you. We have integrated security systems, digital video surveillance, fire alarms, mass notification and voice evacuation systems, safes, vaults & depositories, automatic water detectors, bullet resistant products and 24 hour alarm monitoring. We have wonderfully helpful consultants who can help you determine what security measures will best fit your concerns and needs.
If you are thinking about revamping your home or office security, be sure to stop by one of our stores in Spokane, Seattle, and Portland.
Have you checked our SpotCrime.com yet? Do you regularly monitor crime in your neighborhood? What other tools do you have to keep yourself and your property safe? Do you have any other good online resources to share with us and our readers?