We love this time of year! The turkeys and tinsel and family time make the holiday season such a special time. Unfortunately, car break-ins are always at an all-time high during the months of November and December. Thieves target places with a high volume of cars like shopping malls and child care centers since it’s easier to break-in, and leave without being detected.
Here are 3 ways you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of a car break-in:
- Keep valuables out of sight – Do not leave your purse, GPS, phone etc in your car. Always take it with you! Remember, a thief only needs 20 seconds or less!
- Remember to ‘Trunk” it – Sometimes it’s necessary for us to leave valuable stuff in our car, like backpacks or sports bags. The best way to protect them from being stolen is putting them in the trunk!
- Clean out your car – If anything catches a thief’s eye, even loose change, your car is a target. If clutter lives in your backseat, check out these tips for organizing your car. Try keeping a bag in the car to collect all the stray toys, shoes, and books so you can easily toss it all into the trunk, leaving nothing in sight that may interest a thief.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Cinco Ranch East, your family’s safety is our top priority and our parking lots are monitored at all times by security cameras. We are proud of our state-of-the-art facility and you can always be assured that your child is in a secure and nurturing environment.