Most burglaries and break-ins are opportunistic and happen very fast. If a burglar can gain quick entry to a property without too much noise the property is in far greater risk.
Fit mortice locks to all outside doors.
Fit window locks to all windows
1/ Always secure windows and doors when you go out and lock up when you go to bed- don’t’ forget to close downstairs windows at night
even when the weather is hot.
2/ Do not leave windows open that are situated by a drainpipe or flat roof where access could be gained to your home.
3/ ‘Wheelie Bins’ - do not leave them in a position where a burglar could use them as a leg up and gain entry to your home.
4/ Make sure any tools, ladders or garden equipment are securely locked away to prevent a potential burglar using them to gain access to your
5/ Trim hedges and secure side access to your premises.
6/ Never leave spare keys hidden under a flower pot or your house and car keys where a burglar will find them - Burglars know all the hiding
places we use.
7/ Never keep large sums of money in your home, unless locked in a safe, and remember to keep purses, handbags and valuables out of sight
and away from the windows and doors.
8/ If you are going away from home:
* Cancel the milk and newspaper deliveries.
* Install timers to your lights and radio.
* Encourage a neighbour to park their car in your driveway.
* Set your burglar alarm. It may well deter the opportunist thief.
9/ Make sure all locks are British Standard Approved (display the B.S. Kitemark) and are in good working order.
10/ Use a wide angle door viewer/spy hole and heavy-duty door chain, ensure you recognise the caller before you open the door.