Turn These Parking Lot Safety Tips Into Practices
Reduce your chance of becoming a parking lot victim with these tips.
As you navigate parking lots this summer, you may think that squeezing into that small space under the shade will be your biggest challenge. And while finding a shaded area is certainly no easy task, it certainly is not your biggest threat. That’s because parking lots are where most mall-related crimes occur. Drivers and walkers navigating the lot are vulnerable to theft, and unattended vehicles with loaded goods are often seen as an open invitation for break-ins. By turning these parking lot safety tips in parking lot safety practices, you can reduce your chances of theft.
It may not sound very efficient, but driving around for a few extra minutes to find a good parking spot may be worth it. Park in a well-lit area because criminals enjoy doing their shady work in the dark; they don’t want to be identified and will avoid the lit areas.
When walking to your car, try and avoid checking Twitter and making phone calls. This diverts your attention from your surroundings and, as a result, you may not have enough time to react if a thief approaches. Plus, not having both your hands readily available is a major disadvantage.
Assume You’re Being Watched
Criminals watch for shoppers that load things into their trunk and then go back into the store to get the other things they couldn’t carry in one trip. If you can’t carry all of your items in one trip, be sure to have someone stay in the car or park your car in another spot.
Keeping your car safe from the dangers that lurk in the dark is important. Contact the security professionals at Cornwall Security Services, serving Ventura County and the surrounding Westlake areas, for more safety and security practices.