City Council Member Ellen Cohen poses with neighbors and Houston Police Department officer at National Night Out block party on Cindy Ln.
Security Committee Launches New Safety Initiative
Turn on your porch light to help create a safer and more secure neighborhood. Lighting is a proven effective deterrent to criminal activity. It increases the feeling of surveillance and perception that people are watching.
Join the Porch Lights at Night (#PLAN) campaign: turn your porch lights ON nightly from dusk to dawn, and encourage those on your block to do the same.
Benefits & Tips
- It reduces the opportunity for criminal activity and inappropriate street behavior.
- It creates a lived-in and welcoming appearance to your home and increases the perception of safety to residents and visitors.
- To conserve energy and reduce costs, use energy efficient bulbs.
- Put a note near your light switch to remind you to turn the lights on at dusk and off at dawn or install a dusk-to-dawn sensor or light timer.
The Porch Lights at Night Program is a very inexpensive investment in personal and home security, so let’s get started tonight!!
Discounted Year-End Subscriber Rates
Enjoy all of the subscriber-only benefits of Private Security Patrols at a discounted year-end rate of only $100 (or $75 for senior households). Join now to ensure Vacation Watch, Alarm Response and other benefits before the busy, year-end holiday season. Visit timbergrove.org/neighborhoodsecurity/ to learn more and enroll.
Security Committee member Annette Barry basks in the safe glow of her porch light with pup Henry.