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Safety Tips

Original post made by Jim Lewis, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Nov 12, 2012

This is intended to be an ongoing journal of Safety Tips.

Having just returned from New York, I can personally attest that when disaster hits, oftentimes, "you are on your own".

Hoping for the best, but planning for the worst is simply common sense. As the expression goes, "those that plan ahead tend to get more of what they want".

This email will be short and sweet, testing the waters to see if others would like it continued.

Safety Tip #1: In a disaster, in an emergency and/or other crisis, communication is often the key. In the event electricity goes out, for a prolonged period of time, you may only have your cell phone to rely on. In this case, a day or so later, the battery may go dead.

In this instance, it is suggested that you go out and purchase a cell phone - adapter for your car in order to charge up the battery. This may be an important life line to family, friends, neighbors and/or in essence, your link to the outside world. The cost is minimal and the benefit may be maximum.

Stay well, stay safe and plan ahead. Thanks for your time and interest.


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Posted by Jim Lewis
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Tired of neighborhood crime? Want to do something about it?

These two questions and more were recently discussed at a Neighborhood Meeting in the Oakland Hills, CA area.

The main topic of discussion was Camera Surveillance and its potential impact on reducing Home, Auto and Personal crime in their neighborhood. To learn more, you may wish to take a look at their website, as follows:

With the holidays coming, you may wish to consider giving your family a present, that is a burglar and fire alarm system, monitored by a central station and perhaps a camera surveillance system as well.

Many good companies offer this service in our area. If you have especially liked a particular vendor, feel free to share it with this group. If criminals get discouraged dealing with us, they may be tempted to go to another area. In the meantime, happy holidays to you and yours with best wishes for a safe, secure and healthy new year.