Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures.
Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.
Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:
Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
Install good outside lighting
Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault
I appreciate that you may be receiving a lot of information in relation to burglary, but a few simple steps can help make your property less desirable to burglars.
We have seen a reduction in burglary's over the past few days, so please keep sharing our information and encourage friends and family to sign up to this service (SYP Alerts).
If you know of anyone who would benefit from a crime prevention visit, please reply with details.
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Alan Concannon (Police,PCSO,Rotherham South)