Taking some simple measures can help prevent your home from being targeted by burglars.

  • Lock all doors and close all windows before leaving the house.
  • Lock front and back doors, even when you are in the house and particularly overnight.
  • Don’t leave valuable items on view. Don’t leave car keys near to a letter box where a burglar can reach through and steal them.
  • Lock garden gates and side entrances. Don’t leave anything lying about that a burglar could use to break-in to your home.
  • Don’t leave wheelie bins where they could be used by someone to climb over a wall or fence.
  • Mark your belongings with a UV pen or forensic property marking technology such as Smartwater.
  • Make sure your home looks occupied, an empty home is far more tempting for a burglar. Use timer switches for lights and noise from a radio.
  • Consider installing a burglar alarm and outside security lighting. These deters burglars.

Follow the link for further information around protecting yourself, your home and your business from crime https://www.westmercia.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/

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