Winter Burglary Campaign 2018

Burglaries often increase during the Winter months, when burglars take advantage of the longer hours of darkness.

 Crime prevention doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, there are simple measures you can take to make your home look occupied and reduce your chances of being a victim.

 Here are some tips to improve your home security:-

  • Always keep doors and windows locked, even when you’re in. Remove the keys from the lock and keep them out of view.
  • Use timer switches to turn lights on when you are out. Alternate the times and lights that you use.
  • Make sure your alarm and any outside lights are in working order. Always activate your alarm when you leave the house.
  • Don’t leave valuables on show, such as laptops, tablets, keys, purses, etc.
  • Consider starting or joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

 

For further advice call 101 and ask to speak to your local Crime Prevention Officer.

 

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