10 Safety Tips When Parking Inside a Parkade
Parkades are notorious for break-ins, robberies, and other serious offenses. In Edmonton, there has been a rash of parkade B&Es as reported by the Edmonton Police. Whether you use a public parking garage, or leave your vehicle in a residence parkade, there are safety measures you should take to reduce your chance of falling victim to personal or property crime.
Safety Measures for Parkades
- Wait for the door behind you to close when entering, or exiting, an apartment or condo parkade.
- Do not hold doors open for strangers.
- Never buzz strangers into the building.
- Make sure to lock your vehicle at all times.
- Install anti-theft alarms, or devices such as a “club”, in your automobile.
- Keep valuables out of sight and locked in your vehicle’s trunk or glove compartment.
- Better yet, do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.
- Use anti-theft bolts to protect from license plate theft.
- Do not leave a spare key in, or on, your vehicle.
- Always be prepared. Identify exits, know what to do, and where to go in case of an emergency. If your gut feeling points to danger, leave the area to find help and/or call police.
If you don’t have a security system, if your security system is not monitored, or if you are unhappy with your current security provider, call me for a free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll be glad you did!
Ulli Robson, Security Specialist, 780-288-2986