Take Responsibility for Your Own Security
The mission of Fundacion Alto al Crimen-Boquete is to help the community prevent crime and prevent becoming a victim of crime. The cost of prevention is tiny compared to the cost and as we are seeing now, pain of recovering from a crime.
The police have commented about how the Panamanians put bars on their windows, fences around their houses and generally protect their property. But the gringos come and build big houses in the middle of fields with no protection whatsoever. Then they expect the police (who have very limited resources themselves) to hop to and make a full court press whenever something happens that could have been prevented if the residents had made even a small effort at protection.
It is important for the expats to get serious about protecting their property if they want to live happily ever after in Boquete.
The police cannot help in any material way once a crime is committed (just as everywhere in the world). It is the mission of Alto al Crimen-Boquete to prevent crimes from happening in the first place, but we need your help and cooperation.
We all need to consider the risk factors leading up to these crimes:
- Semi-remote location far from a police station and close to a main road.
- No security fence creating access control to the property.
- No perimeter alarm or entry alarm.
- No dogs.
- No cameras! With camera systems, the bad guys may be identified and will certainly be deterred.
- No security lights.
- No working alarm system.
- No personal defense, no boat horn, no time.
- No knowledge of the Hotline to report the crime.
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Alto al Crimen-Boquete Crime Prevention
Knowledge is Power
Our library will contain various helpful articles about crime prevention and safety. Please stop by often as new articles will be posted.
Newcomers Guide to Security
Four Step Crime Prevention Program
10 Ways Not to be a Victim of a Home Invasion
The 4 D's
Security workshops coming soon - tell us what topics you'd like covered.