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Autumn / Winter Darker Nights Anti Burglary Campaign 2015

Autumn Winter 2015 Anti Burglary Campaign - Dark Nights PosterWest Yorkshire Police "Darker Nights" 2015 Anti Burglary Campaign

To coincide with the clocks going back in October, and the longer, darker winter evenings, West Yorkshire Police is launching a new Autumn / Winter Anti Burglary Campaign.

The campaign highlights the tactics that burglars use and reminds people of the simple steps we can all take to improve our home security and deter burglars from targeting our homes.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams has taken part in a short crime prevention video (below) and said :

"Reducing burglary remains a priority and we are committed to bringing offenders to justice. We all have a part to play in reducing these offences and there are simple steps we can all take to deter burglars from our homes, such as locking doors and windows and leaving a light on."  Read more about the launch of the campaign here.

YouTube Video T/ACC Angela Williams

The Autumn / Winter 2015 campaign highlights the importance of taking some simple crime prevention steps in order to keep your home secure :

  • Always lock your doors and windows even when you’re at home.

  • Always take the key out of the lock and keep it in a safe place - do not leave keys in reach of the letterbox, a cat flap, or on view through a window.

  • Make sure items such as car keys, laptops, tablets, phones and cash cannot be seen through a window.

  • Do not leave power cables or charger units for laptops and tablets plugged in and on show.

  • If you are out, try to make your home look occupied by using a timer switch to control lights.

  • Make sure Euro cylinder locks have achieved - TS 007 (3 star rating) or Sold Secure Diamond Standard for lock cylinders (SS312).

  • If you have a burglar alarm always remember to switch it on when you leave the house or when you go to bed.

  • Why not start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area?

For more advice please contact your local Crime Prevention Officer by email or by calling 101 or view our series of crime prevention videos here.

Campaign Posters / Artwork

Autumn Winter 2015 Anti Burglary Campaign - Dark Nights Poster  Autumn Winter 2015 Anti Burglary Campaign - Keys Poster

Autumn Winter 2015 Anti Burglary Campaign - Euro Lock Poster  Autumn Winter 2015 Anti Burglary Campaign - Alarm Poster

Large Format Posters

Dark Nights Poster - PDF

Keys Poster - PDF

Euro Cylinder Locks Poster - PDF

Alarms Poster - PDF


For further information and advice about home security please click here