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Simi Valley Police Department
Thursday November 1st, 2018 :: 04:27 p.m. PDT

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Don't Forget To Fall Back-Time Change

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018, which means your clocks will fall back one hour at 2 a.m. DST was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin. The famous inventor and American politician reasoned that because the sun sets later in the spring and summer, Americans might save energy if they turned their clocks forward an hour, giving them an extra hour of natural light. Now it is time to “Fall Back”!

While you are changing the clocks on your oven, microwave and etc., this is the perfect time to promote other new routines.

• Replace the batteries on your smoke detectors, flashlights, and carbon monoxide detectors.

• Install timers which mirror your normal habits for indoor lighting; never come home to a dark house.

• Purchase dusk to dawn motion sensing lights over doorways, garages, and side and rear yards. The sensor will detect movement and shine a light onto the would-be-thieves, scaring them off.

• Repair broken or burned out light bulbs.

• Check to see if your fire extinguishers need recharging.

• The end of DST can leave you feeling fatigued, which can pose safety risks both at home and in the workplace. Try to readjust your sleep schedule.

• Remember your pets. They don't know about the time change, so be kind to them: they may get hungry an hour earlier.

• Evidence suggests that time changes increase accidents in the home and on the roadway. Just being aware of the increased risk may help you stay alert.

If you would like any information regarding other Crime Prevention Programs please contact the Crime Analysis & Prevention Unit’s, Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jean-Marie Maroshek, at (805) 583-6276 or jmaroshek@simivalley.org

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Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

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Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

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