A well-kept property and reduced crime

A person pushing a gas lawnmower across a bright green lawn

There was an interesting online article about how well-kept properties could reduce crime in a neighbourhood. However it didn’t explain how healthy mowed lawns and planting trees reduced crime. I decided to do some added research to see how it tied together in creating safer communities. There were some obvious advantages outlined on how landscaping […]

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Fraud can be Tough to Spot

Fraud Prevention

It’s March which means it is Fraud Prevention Month. One thing that is certain, it is getting harder to identify what is real and what is a fraud or fake. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has put out a top-10 list of scams from 2016, revealing Canadians lost more than $90 million to scammers. It’s […]

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Summertime Crime

Locking Your Shed Prevents Summer Theft

Crime prevention in the summer When the weather gets nicer we spend more time outdoors. We’re in and out of the garage or shed – and we relax a little more. But for the property thief it’s high season – summer is like Christmas. It is unfortunate and unfair that we can no longer leave […]

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Does Your House Appear to be an Easy Target?

Does Your House Appear to be an Easy Target?

Imagine criminals recognize something about your home or property that makes you more vulnerable to crime than your neighbour. Imagine that a simple change in landscaping could protect you. That’s right Landscaping! CPTED (pronounced sep-ted) is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. It doesn’t sound exciting but it is! CPTED helps create safer properties and communities through […]

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The Price of Crime

Car Theft

When ENW gets a call or email it almost always starts the same way: “I (or my neighbour, friend or relative) was a victim of a crime.” Rarely do people contact us proactively. That is because most of us are not ready to “do something” until after we or someone we know has been a […]

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Holiday Tips

Holiday Tips

Many of us know the regular safety precautions to take during the holiday season but even as I was doing the research I found some new tips for myself. I hope this list will help to ensure we all have a happy and safe holiday season. Top Tips Personal Whether at holiday parties or out […]

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