By Marcy Axness, TME
Helping mountain residents avoid burglaries at their homes and businesses is on Ian Sawrey’s to-do list. Pine Mountain Club residents turned out in droves for the June Neighborhood Watch event he coordinated. PMC residents said they were feeling like sitting ducks, awaiting the next hit.
Sawrey has now organized a Home Safety Fair for Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PMC clubhouse, open to all.
Sawrey said he has lined up 17 vendors for home alarm and camera surveillance services, property protection, self defense, identity theft protection, drone technology and emergency communication. Personnel from Kern County Sheriff’s crime prevention unit will be there.
“I’m really excited by the enthusiastic response,” Sawrey smiled, “both from our community and from vendors.”
There will even be on-site pet adoptions. Experts agree that a dog is one of the best home protection technologies a homeowner can own and love.
Keeping out bears n’ burglars
After a harrowing middle-of-the-night encounter with a bear inside his family’s home last summer, Sawrey learned a key lesson: making our homes bear-proof also helps keep them burglar-proof. He laughs that it is “a safety twofer.”
Sawrey chose the Aug. 10 date specifically because of Run to the Pines (see left), figuring that folks can make it a twofer: take in some cool wheels, music and fun, then drop by the air-conditioned clubhouse for information, services and tools that may keep your home from becoming a crime statistic.
This is part of the August 2, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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