Autumn / Winter Burglary Advice 2019

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Free Help and Advice on Protecting Your Home this Autumn / Winter

Get Along to our Crime Prevention Roadshows

A series of special crime prevention “roadshows” in key locations across West Yorkshire are taking place at the end of the month (Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November 2019) to help local residents protect their homes against burglars.

With the clocks going back an hour on Sunday, 27th October and the night’s drawing in, the fear is that opportunist burglars could target homes left empty in the darkness.

Simple measures such as a timer light switches, and remembering to lock doors and windows at all times, could help prevent that. 

Our roadshows are visiting key areas from Bradford and Leeds to Dewsbury, Wakefield and Halifax, where you can find out more information, tips and advice about protecting your home. 

You can also find out about West Yorkshire Community Alerts – the free West Yorkshire Police messaging system – where people can sign up for updates from local officers.

Crime Prevention Roadshows

The locations will be (all held between 10am and 2pm)

  • Monday 28th October – Metro Interchange, Bradford
  • Tuesday 29th October – Merrion Centre, Leeds (Morrison’s)
  • Wednesday 30th October – ASDA Superstore, Dewsbury
  • Thursday 31st October – Wakefield Bus Station
  • Friday 1st November – ASDA, Halifax Superstore


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Burglaries can often increase during the longer darker nights in the autumn and winter months.

However, crime prevention doesn't have to cost a lot of money - taking simple measures such as locking your doors and windows, not leaving valuables on display and using your alarm can significantly reduce your chances of being a victim.

Here's some simple steps that everyone can take to improve their home security : -

  • 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.
  • Invest in timer light switches, and set lights to come on and go off in your home - using low energy light bulbs
  • 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.
  • 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?

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