Tackling Burglary is a force priority. Recent statistics show that over 60% of burglaries are via insecure properties with Burglars getting access to homes via open windows and unlocked doors. To prevent your home being an easy target for thieves, please take some time now to assess the security of your home. The following advice below will greatly help to keep your home and posessions safe.
Top Tips to keep your house safe
• Lock doors & windows before you go out
• Remove keys from locks & keep out of reach of windows & doors
• Ensure side gates & sheds are locked
• Keep gifts, cash & valuables safe & well hidden, so they can’t be seen or reached by thieves
• Consider fitting a burglar alarm & low energy dusk to dawn lighting, check regularly to ensure they work
• Ensure your house is secure, preventing someone entering when you are busy elsewhere in the house or garden
• Postcode your valuables with a UV pen, consider registering them on www.immobilise.com
• Leave a light on in a room & draw curtains when you go out at night
• Look out for your neighbour’s property
• Consider joining a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
• Cancel newspapers, milk etc when you go on holiday
• Make sure callers to your home are genuine, always ask for ID
Select Here for further information on Home Security including useful links, tips, and examples. Includes information on: Sheds & Garages, Exterior Lighting, Doors, Windows, Property Marking Systems, and Intruder Alarms.
You can also visit www.thecrimepreventionwebsite.com who have some useful hints and tips.
Security Risks of Social Networks
"Having a great time with the family on my holidays in Spain. Weather is excellent and here for two weeks."
If your Privacy settings have not been locked down correctly to the people you trust and the week before you had Geo tagged your post with you home location when sending out a: "Chilling at home after a hard day at work."
You have just in effect given potential burglars lots of very helpful information!
Select Here for some further information on how Burglars are using social media.
Select Here for a link to the Master Locksmiths Association website.
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If you require any further advice you can ask to speak to your Local Officer on our non-emergency number 101.