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As the nights draw in is your home secure?

Robbery numbers, both in homes and outbuildings rise in the winter, be vigilant and take precautions to protect your property and your neighbours.

  • Remember to close and secure all doors and windows at night and when you go out
  • Keep front and back doors locked, even when you are at home during the day – to prevent burglaries
  • Don’t leave property visible close to a window
  • Keep your car keys safe and out of sight
  • Don’t advertise that you are out. Invest in a light timer switch
  • Make your shed too tough to crack
  • Secure shed windows internally with steel mesh or bars
  • Pin up curtains to obscure the view through the windows
  • Use a solid secure padlock to secure shed doors
  • Fit a battery or mains operated burglar alarm
  • Etch or paint your postcode onto valuable items
  • Photograph items and check your home insurance policies to make sure these are covered