ADT Carlsbad, California

Enjoy Living in Carlsbad Without Worrying about Crime
As a resort town, Carlsbad is generally safe but residents need to be aware of their surroundings because there are always new people coming in and out of town. Whether they come to shop, to relax on South Carlsbad State Beach or to visit Legoland, these visitors tend to only stay for a few days and they generally don’t cause any trouble. However, the crime rate in the city has gone up slightly this year so it’s important for everyone who lives and works in Carlsbad to be careful and protect their belongings. Carlsbad has a lot to offer to San Diego visitors. Although Legoland is a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do. On the other hand, because it is one of the more affluent areas in the county, residents may be targeted by thieves who want to take what they have worked for. Instead of being afraid, there are a few things residents can do to ensure criminals aren’t able to get into their homes while they are out of their houses. Installing a monitored security system is probably the easiest and most reliable thing any homeowner can do to protect their valuables. Criminals avoid homes with security systems so homes that have them installed are less likely to be targeted as long as they prominently display the signs that come along with the system. Without those signs in place, you’ll be taking a chance that the police will get there in time to stop the thief before they get away with your things. Property is rarely recovered if the police don’t catch the burglar in the act. Deterring crime is always better than stopping a criminal after they have gained access to the home. Before heading out for a day of work, shopping or having fun with the kids, it’s important to take some steps to make sure your home is secure. Be sure you close and lock all of your windows to take away the temptation from anyone who might be passing by with nothing better to do than steal. Regardless of whether you have a comprehensive homeowners insurance policy with a low deductible or if it will cost you a fortune to replace your belongings if they are stolen, coming home to a house that has been burglarized can be quite traumatic. The fact that someone has gone through your personal things is often far more disturbing than realizing you have to replace all of your valuables. Although no one should have to worry about things like this, the truth is, there are far too many people in the world today that have so much less than others that they feel the only way they can catch up is to steal. While poverty does not give anyone an excuse to commit crime, it does offer some explanation as to why some people do it and gives everyone a reason to keep their own property secure. Keep anything that might appear valuable off the seats in your car if you aren’t in it and away from the windows in your house when you aren’t home. If you don’t make it easy for a thief to steal your things, chances are, you won’t be a victim. It’s important to itemize your belongings so if you ever are victimized, you can let your insurance company know what was stolen. Carlsbad is a beautiful place and a lot of people are drawn to it for that reason. Even though the police department is great at patrolling the area and catching people who commit crimes, they can’t deter every burglary. The crime rate in this city is lower than many others in San Diego County but crime is not nonexistent. It’s the responsibility of every resident to keep an eye out for their neighbors and report suspicious activity when they see it. You may not recognize everyone in town but you can certainly trust your instincts when it comes to suspicious behavior. The property crime rate in Carlsbad has risen 11 percent since 2015. That means more homes and cars are getting broken into and more vehicles are being stolen than there were just a year ago. This isn’t a huge increase because Carlsbad has never had a huge crime problem and the rates are still considerably lower than the entire county but it does mean that residents have to be vigilant. You can’t depend on the police to always be close enough to keep you or your property safe. If you do everything you can to keep your community safe, it will be a better place to live for the residents and a more enjoyable place to visit for tourists. Living in Carlsbad is a dream few people get to realize. Having daily access to the beach and all the other things this part of San Diego has to offer is a gift but in order to make sure you enjoy every day of your life here, you have to pay attention to what’s going on around you. Don’t assume because you live in a relatively safe city that you can leave your doors or windows open. Lock your car doors when you go in the house and lock up your house when you leave. Doing this and installing a security system so criminals will think twice before they even consider breaking into your home will allow you to take full advantage of the sun and beaches in Carlsbad.